Art With Elders (AWE) offers older adults who live in San Francisco
Bay Area long-term care facilities an opportunity to explore and to
develop latent artistic talents.
Art With Elders’ mission is connecting the generations.
One of the most important connections an older person can make and maintain is with the curiosity, wonder, and unselfconscious urge to explore and to create that are associated with the best characteristics of childhood. Willingness to re-kindle the spontaneity, the excitement of grappling with the unfamiliar, and the sense of unlimited potential that often characterize our younger days can – at any age – once again open hearts and minds to new worlds, new discoveries, new joys and, subsequently, fresh meaning in life.
Art With Elders has given thousands of seniors a new lease on life by introducing them to the adventure of art.