Next Avenue: How to get creative in retirement

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org. It is part of the Vitality Arts Special Report.

Tone deaf? Turned off by a blank canvas? Two left feet?

The arts enhance the lives of older adults, but even if you have no desire to sing, play an instrument, paint a picture or take up the tango, many other options for expressing creativity exist.

That was evident at a recent pop-up art show at a home in my neighborhood, where colorful lithograph prints, origami-inspired leather purses and wallets, handmade kimono jackets and abstract art crafted from recycled materials were on display.

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