29 10, 2013

Colonies Let Seniors Color Outside Lines – USA Today

Colonies bring together seniors with interest in the arts, such as painting, theater and writing. Dwan Smith-Fortier and her husband were ready to downsize. But they had no interest in the old-fashioned traditional senior citizens living. “I refuse to be old,” she says. “I don’t mind aging, but I will never be old.” Smith-Fortier, 69, [...]

18 10, 2013

Senior Arts Colony Shifts Affordable Housing Forward, Garnering Multiple Industry Accolades – Long Beach Post

The Long Beach Senior Arts Colony, one part of a large development at the corner of Anaheim and Long Beach Boulevard, is an example of a new wave of affordable housing that not only engages seniors who want to be active in the arts, but aims to create spaces that are largely income-mixed and intergenerational. [...]

14 10, 2013

Senior Arts Colonies: “Come Ready to Play” – California Health Report

When Tim Carpenter was a kid in upstate New York, his family would vacation near an arts colony amid the mineral waters of Saratoga Springs. At night, lounging at lake’s edge, his parents would drink gin and tonics while the family tumbled Yahtzee dice. Though the experience was enjoyable enough, Carpenter’s heart was somewhere else. [...]