George Bernard Shaw once said, “You don’t stop laughing when you grow old, you grow old when you stop laughing.”
A 2001 National Endowment for the Arts research study found that senior adults who are actively engaged in the arts showed better physical and mental health and remained more active in other parts of their lives than those who don’t.
The Long Center has, for the past nine years, been an arts home to seniors and their families. Whether a national touring production, a local artist, or our free community events, these experiences help enrich the lives of thousands of seniors each year, giving them the opportunity to continue their vibrant life.
Do you have a cherished memory of attending a show with your grandparents, parents, aunt, uncle or family friend that brings a smile to your face or warms your heart when you think of it?
Your gift today helps us continue providing those arts experiences to seniors and families!
Lives may fade, but memories never will! Please donate now.
Brett J. Barnes
Vice President of Development
PS: A treasured memory is invaluable and time spent together is precious! Please consider a gift of honoring that wise senior in your life (past, present, or future).