We are more than halfway to our $5,000 fundraising goal!

  • Mar 25, 2024

Arts Horizons is holding a social media fundraiser to help match our $10,000 National Endowment for the Arts grant. The funds are to support our Creative Spirits for Seniors, a program that serves the elderly in assisted living facilities. 

Our goal is to raise $,5000 and thanks to the Age-Friendly Englewood organization and individual donors we are getting close! Whether you donate $50 or $5, you will help uplift the life of a senior. Click Here to Donate 

The Creative Spirits program provides arts workshops for small groups of seniors, many with dementia. Arts Horizons’ professional Teaching Artists lead sensory-stimulating art workshops, including collage, scratch art, mask making, jewelry design, and book arts. Your support with help seniors:  

  • Increase dexterity using different materials and assembly
  • Improve cognitive skills through making design choices and following instructions 
  • Develop mental health and wellness by socializing with peers and receiving positive reinforcement from the Teaching Artists.

Workshops are small, allowing Teaching Artists go at a gentle pace, allowing time for conversations and individual attention. A culminating Community Arts Celebration will be held at the end of the program. At the celebration, family and friends will tour an “art gallery” of the seniors work and enjoy live music with refreshments.  

Your donation will help improve lives. Mrs. B., a widow, displays her artwork for our Creative Spirits program around her house. “I live alone. My daughter works and has her own kids to take care of. And I never really have any company. But I like having my paintings there.”  

Another participant, Mrs. D, shared her thoughts on the program while creating a collage. “Socializing is just so important for seniors. You have to talk to people. Even if you’re not feeling your very best. Your knees hurt, your arms hurt, everything hurts cause you’re getting older. Who cares, get up and move. If you just sit there, day after day after day looking at TV, and never moving, your brain won’t learn. You need to exercise your brain, and this is what coming to the class does for me.  

I never would have thought putting all these pieces together would have been nice, but it is. It’s fun... And Mr. Mussa is a very good teacher. Excellent. He knows how to get the best out of us. How to keep us going. Keep us engaged.” 

For more information please contact:

Stephanie Bostic, Manager of New Jersey Programs 
NJ Phone: 201-567-1766 ext. 114 
NY Phone: 212-268-7219 ext. 114 
Cell:  201-903-2260 

Tierney Fitzmartin, Development Director
NJ Phone: 201.567.1766 x111
NY Phone: 212.268.7219
Cell Phone: 973-204-1185