In 2016, EngAGE launched our first project in Minnesota in partnership with the affordable housing developer, CommonBond: a 10-week storytelling class held in its Riverview Senior Housing community in Minneapolis. “The Power of Storytelling” was taught by T. Mychael Rambo, a regional Emmy Award-winning actor, vocalist, arts educator, and community organizer who has made an indelible creative mark in the Twin Cities.
“The Power of Storytelling” culminated in a performance by participants for the “Artful Aging Radio” project, two live shows that were performed and recorded on January 23 – 24, 2017, at the Pillsbury House + Theatre in Minneapolis for radio broadcast and podcast on KPFK-FM Los Angeles and the Experience Talks website. “Artful Aging Radio” is a collaboration between EngAGE’s radio show, Experience Talks; Pillsbury House + Theatre, Hippocrates Cafe, and Aroha Philanthrophies. You can listen to the radio show here, and you can watch a video of the performance here.
Each show in the continuing “Artful Aging Radio” project will feature inspiring older artists and performers who will share their valuable lifelong experiences as creators of art, music, dance, and theater. Minneapolis is a vibrant center for the arts, offering a wealth of talented older people from which to draw as guests. These live radio shows will provide a mechanism not only to entertain and educate listeners, but also to promote our “The Power of Storytelling” class.
In addition to Riverview Senior Housing, we now also provide programming to Good Samaritan – Waconia and Westview Acres.
Good Samaritan Society – Waconia and Westview Acres – 333 W. 5th Street, Waconia, MN (952) 442-5111
Riverview Senior Housing – 5360 Riverview Road, Minneapolis, MN (651) 291-1750