This resource offers information to opera companies developing programs for older adults (60+) and provides a brief overview of what OPERA America learned in implementing its own creative aging program, Stories and Song
About Creative Aging
OPERA America's 2013 Stories and Song particpants
Key Recommendations for creative aging programs in opera:
- Make accommodations for time of day, mobility and special needs
- Keep prices low or free for those older adults on fixed budgets
- Utilize experience-based learning
- Engage teaching artists and/or program administrators with a high level of positive energy, expertise and flexibility
- Facilitate relationship-building among the older adult community
- Build an ongoing relationship with the older adult community
Discover the benefits of creative aging programs and why opera is particularly suited to this work.
Creative Aging Resources
Opera Program Planning
Find out more about planning your program and understanding the benefits and challenges in working with older adults. What staffing, marketing and documentation strategies work well with this population? How does one build partnerships and foster a strong community of older adults?
OPERA America’s Stories and Song Program
Opera and Creative Aging Report
Click above to download a PDF of OPERA America’s full report about this program.
For further information, please contact Leah Wilson, director of learning and engagement, at LWilson@operaamerica.org