After 41 straight years of introducing children to the magic of opera, our new initiative is to turn our attention to a largely invisible audience : The Fifty Five Plus Set Employed, retired, in assisted living, home alone, single or married, who wish to experience and enjoy the beauty of classical opera.
Opera NOVA is not alone to promoting the enrichment of seniors' lives through the arts. In an editorial for the Huffington Post Journal, Americans for the Arts President and CEO Robert L. Lynch advoctes for increased arts services for the nation's aging population. According to etensive reseach and case studies, participation in arts has been shown to improve cognitive funtioning. Citing examples ranging from poetry workshops at adult daycare centers to his mother's daily artistic pursuits, Bob reveals how the arts can play an important and dynamic role in growing older.
Together we can reach an untapped and largely invisible audience of seniors--employed, retired, in assisted living, home alone, single or married--who wish to experience and enjoy the beauty of classical opera. Please join with us. Help in whatever way you can to demonstrate that the arts in Northern Virginia belong to all, young and old alike.