Senior Housing Where The Old Go To Flourish, Not Wither

EngAGE is a program in Los Angeles that helps low-income seniors have a happier, more fulfilling, and more creative life than you imagine in your standard nursing home. Getting old in America is rough. Health care expenses, needing extra attention from one’s family, and giving up the comforts of home to move into senior housing amount to an experience that can be degrading. But while society may treat the elderly as a burden, Tim Carpenter, director of Southern California arts non-profit EngAGE, sees an opportunity to create a period of life that’s full of self-discovery, joy, and community.

Article Date: 
Tuesday, November 6, 2012