Category Archives: Art is Ageless

Art is Ageless wins creativity award

Winning submissions to juried art competitions exclusively for people age 65 and older are displayed in the ever-popular Art is Ageless calendar.

Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America’s 2018 Art is Ageless® calendar won a gold award from the Hermes Creative Awards competition.

The Hermes Creative Awards competition is administered by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals. The awards recognize the outstanding work of creative professionals involved in the concept, writing and design of traditional and emerging media. Nearly 6,000 entries were judged in the international competition.

A direct mail invitation to an Historic Olathe Trolley Tour, created for the Aberdeen Village campus in Olathe, Kan., received honorable mention.

A list of winners is available at HermesAwards.com. read more

Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America wins marketing awards

Winning submissions to juried art competitions exclusively for people age 65 and older are displayed in the ever-popular Art is Ageless calendar.

Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America’s 2018 Art is Ageless® calendar won a gold award from the Healthcare Advertising Awards. The 35th annual competition is administered by Healthcare Marketing Report.

More than 4,000 entries were received in the competition, making the awards the largest healthcare advertising awards competition and one of the 10 largest of all advertising awards. A national panel of judges were engaged to review all entries based on creativity, message effectiveness, consumer appeal, graphic design and overall impact. Gold awards were given to 360 entries. read more

Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America wins five awards in international marketing competition

The 2017 Art is Ageless® Calendar features artwork from PMMA’s Art is Ageless competition.

Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America (PMMA) recently received five honors from MarCom Awards. The international competition recognizes marketing and communications achievements for print, visual and audio materials.

PMMA received a platinum award, the highest award, in the Print Media/Publications/Internal Newsletter category for the company’s employee newsletter. The 2017 Art is Ageless® Calendar and the Salina Presbyterian Manor Facebook page both received gold awards. This is the fourth consecutive year the calendar has placed in the top three in the competition. read more

Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America wins award in National Health Information Awards Program

2017 Art is Ageless calendar cover

Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America’s 2017 Art is Ageless® Calendar received a Bronze Award from the National Health Information Awards Program.

Art is Ageless began in 1981 when resident art was featured in a calendar.  Knowing how a creative outlet can benefit the mind, body and spirit is just one reason that in 2006 PMMA opened its Art is Ageless competition to all seniors in the area.

Art is Ageless is a trademarked program of Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America, a faith-based not-for-profit organization with 17 retirement communities and 2 hospices in Kansas and Missouri. Each community holds a juried art competition exclusively for people age 65 and older. read more

Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America wins Mature Media Awards

2017 Art is Ageless calendar cover won bronze from the 26th Annual Mature Media Awards.

Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America is on the winners’ list in the 26th annual National Mature Media Awards Program.

The Mature Market Resource Center, a national clearinghouse for the senior market, recognizes the nation’s finest marketing, communications, educational materials, and programs designed and produced for older adults.

Recently the company announced its winners for the 26th Annual Mature Media Awards that included Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America (PMMA) for the 7th consecutive year. read more

PMMA recognized by National Health Information Awards Program

Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America’s 2016 Art is Ageless® Calendar received a Silver Award from the National Health Information Awards Program.

Art is Ageless is a trademarked program of Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America, a faith-based not-for-profit organization with 17 retirement communities in Kansas and Missouri. Each community holds a juried art competition exclusively for people age 65 and older. Winning art may be chosen to appear in a calendar or note cards. Periodic programs and classes are held throughout the year to encourage seniors to express their creativity. read more

Art is Ageless® winners announced

"Farmer and His Vintage Combine" by

“Farmer and His Vintage Combine” by artist Juanita Rapp Wyman.

Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America has announced the winners of its annual, system-wide Art is Ageless® competition, which features entries by artists age 65 and older throughout Kansas and Missouri. The works of more than 50 senior artists will be featured in the 2017 Art is Ageless calendar and note cards.

Art is Ageless, open exclusively to people age 65 and older, is a copyrighted program of Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America. For the competition, works must have been completed in the past five years. Artists not interested in competition were invited to enter the Art is Ageless exhibit only. read more

‘Elder orphans’ have a harder time aging in place

Why we need more services for those without family

By Carol Marak for Next Avenue

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Thriving in a place that’s safe and comfortable, surrounded by cozy memories, is a natural desire of older adults. We treasure independence and want a space to call our own, and we prefer that place to reflect the person we’ve become. We understand that aging bids compromise, and once 65 hits, the changes bring reminders that we’re no longer the same. We don’t move as quickly, we don’t multitask as well, nor do we easily adapt. Those are the simple cues. As we age, the physical and mental challenges delivered through loss, immobility and dependence are the ones that put us at higher risks. read more

Did you know arts can lower your blood pressure?

The arts offer real health benefits as people age

By Heidi Raschke for Next Avenue

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I don’t know whether New York Times columnist Jane Brody is a soprano, a mezzo or an alto. But I do know that I’m glad to add her voice to the chorus of those noticing the connection between arts and vitality.

In her March 7, 2016 column for the Times’ Well section, Using the Arts to Promote Healthy Aging, the respected health writer mentioned several studies and programs familiar to those who’ve been following Next Avenue’s Artful Aging special report to demonstrate how “the arts in their myriad forms are enhancing the lives and health of older people.” read more

Art and friendship make powerful tools to fight ageism

College students and older adults become ‘pals’ in this creative arts program

By Linda Bernstein for Next Avenue

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Credit: paletteprogram.org Caption: PALETTE participants bridge the generations

“Whom would I meet? What would I say? Would I seem dorky?” These were Rena Berlin’s concerns before she met her Partner in Art Learning, the new “pal” she’d been matched with through a program that pairs a college student with an older adult to create art.

“For the first time in my life I really felt like a senior,” says the 68-year-old educator from Richmond, Va., with a laugh. “They were transporting a small group of us from the Weinstein Jewish Community Center in a van to the Visual Arts Center of Richmond. A van. That mean’s you’re getting old. I was also nervous.” read more