The North/Eastside Senior Coalition’s (NESCO) mission is to enhance the quality of life for all senior adults by providing programs, advocacy & resources to assist them in remaining independent, active, and influential in the community. NESCO’s services are provided to seniors of all socioeconomic levels and ethnic backgrounds with special emphasis on those who are frail/elderly, isolated, low-income, experience cultural barriers, and lack family support.
Description of my work…
5 Latinx Seniors participated in Artful Aging, a class designed for senior adults and geared toward exercising each persons artistic tools and processes of communication and social engagement through creativity. This project brought different cultures together using art to break down cultural barriers and stereotypes. They explored different mediums of art to identify which one is best for each participant depending on her/his stage in life, abilities and interests.