Seniors who participate in intensive, participatory arts and lifelong learning programs (like those offered by EngAGE) report improved health, fewer doctor visits and less medication usage.
– The Creativity and Aging Study, Gene Cohen, M.D., Ph.D., George Washington University
EngAGE delivers tailored programming in well-being, the arts, lifelong learning, and intergenerational opportunities, onsite, at no cost to participants. EngAGE programs are taught by college-level teaching artists and other professionals on a semester basis. At the end of each semester, students participate in culminating events to utilize their skills in real-world ways such as art shows, performances, intergenerational programs, and community events.
The EngAGE mission is to empower people – intellectually, creatively and emotionally – to do what they do best for the rest of their lives, ultimately gaining mastery, life enrichment, and engagement. An important component of our programming is laying the foundation for intentional community, of creating the sense of having arrived at, being part of a chosen neighborhood.