Creative Aging Mid-South Honored by Huffington Post


Creative Aging Mid-South, an organization dedicated to promoting vital aging through the arts, is one of 10 arts-focused nonprofits across the country being saluted this month by The Huffington Post, in partnership with GreatNonprofits.org.

Each organization listed is entirely committed to engaging youngsters, adults or seniors in the arts. The nonprofit with the most votes at the end of July will win the title of HuffPost Top Local Nonprofit of the Month.

“I think we first came under their consideration because of the listing we supplied to an organization called Great Nonprofits,” said Meryl Klein, founder and executive director of Creative Aging Mid-South.Klein founded Creative Aging Mid-South in 2003 after she’d returned to school and obtained a degree in gerontology.

She had studied the positive impact of the arts on the lives of older people, especially those with dementia, and decided to bring performing and visual arts to older residents living in local facilities.

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