dancingResearch shows that creative expression has positive effects on health and quality of life for older adults. Older adults have a rich array of life experiences and cultural backgrounds from which they draw when engaging in creative arts programs. Through participation in arts programs, they help to create a living legacy for their community.

The Northeast Ohio Center for Creative Aging (NEOCCA) is one of 14 centers for creative aging around the U.S., the only one in Ohio, and an affiliate of the National Center for Creative Aging (NCCA) in Washington, D.C.