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Brandon D. Garrett
· January 18, 2018
Where do I start with how amazing this organization is! Every time time I volunteer with Ageless Interactions I end up leaving with move than I was able to give. It’s a really special experience hangi...ng out, painting and having fun with the older adults. I go as often I can and will continue to support every chance I get. If you’re looking for a worthwhile volunteer or service experience please find out how you can get involved with this organization! Their work is necessary and a truly amazing experience every time! ♥ See More
Meg Mitchell
· January 8, 2018
I've volunteered with Ageless interAction on several occasions and it blows me away every time. Meagan is so incredibly compassionate and creative with her approach to elder care and education. To see... the smiles on the faces of the people she works with is a rare kind of joy and hope for creating relationships across generations. See More
Pamela Jo Van Ahn
· January 8, 2018
Meagan has been offering canvas painting classes at Amy’s Place for almost 2 years, and she is the best! Her patience, knowledge, and heartfelt connection to everyone is her greatest gift�
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Hey this fish eye lens is neato! Today was chill vibes and bright colors 💛#agelessinteraction

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In memorandum. Today we want to honor H. H passed away a few years ago and this is the last painting she painted with us (it’s beautiful so definitely swipe left to see her last masterpiece). H spent the better half of a year painting this piece and would say painting with us was better than sex, breathing, and basically everything in life other than painting 💁🏽‍♀️ She was obsessed with painting and her fervent concentration inspires us to this day. H was one of our first @agelessinteraction Artist-in-Residence Elders and we grew a lot with her. Here’s to you H, we love and miss you dearly 🖤 #agelessinteraction @ Atlanta, Georgia

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In celebration of #blackhistorymonth, our first article this month recognizes the work of black Elder women..."Writer Corinne Purtill in her essay entitled, MeToo Highjacked Black Women’s Work On Race and Gender Equality states, “Women of color fought the battles that brought society to this point, where even the faint hope of change seems possible... [Without them, we'd be nothing]."
http://www.agelessinteraction.org/black-elder-women

Yesterday it was a surprise to our artists-in-residence at a local nursing home to paint! It wasn’t on their calendar and to say they were excited would be an understatement. They were STOKED. And, obviously 💁🏽‍♀️, our painting sessions are so special it’s hard to describe. People get to express, create, connect, and break up what can become a boring and monotonous routine. Even in the most progressive and innovative institutionalized settings, life can become blah and we all know how that feels; that’s why we work to make it something different. #agelessinteraction @ Atlanta, Georgia

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“[This is] the crux of our idea of friendship. Yes, in many ways age does matter. People come into themselves at different times. Our ability to reason indeed changes overtime and maturity happens, but in being human, we all feel the desire to connect - to speak and be heard through the experiences we have. The actualities of our experiences may be different, but we can share similarities and stories with people older or younger than us because they too, no matter how much younger or how much older, are going through similar experiences - we all learn, argue, believe, love, hurt, feel sad, happy, fear, hunger, and jealousy.” - From our ‘Freedom and Friendships’ article up on website! Link in bio 💕 #agelessinteraction

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Butterflies mean transformation 🦋 #agelessinteraction

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Television Talks, this week’s article! (http://www.agelessinteraction.org/new-page-4) “Given how ubiquitous television has become in American life, examining the reciprocal nature of how television impacts our lived experiences and how our experiences influence television, provide the opportunity to examine our understandings of social phenomena - such as aging. This article is focused on how, more often than not, television shows, commercials, and movies negatively stereotyp...e and depict older adult characters.

Older characters on shows are always grandparents, are seldom single (mostly widowed), and are embedded within familial dramas; seldom are they depicted as having lives of their own. We have yet to see a single, child-free older woman character walking down 5th avenue in New York City in her Jimmy Choo shoes. If Carrie Bradshaw can do it, why can’t an older woman in her 70s do it? As photographer Ari Seth shows on his widely popular blog Advanced Style, they already do so, why don’t we see these images in mainstream entertainment?”
http://www.agelessinteraction.org/new-page-4

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Our weekly article is up! This week we’re talking about Freedom in Friendships! LINK IN BIO ☝🏽
“What if middle school students had more opportunities to interact with people in their 40s, 50s, and 60s other than their teachers and parents? What if high school students had the opportunity to meet people in their 80s other than their grandparents on a regular basis? People are living longer than ever before and with that experience comes with an accumulation and wealth of know...ledge. While an 80-year-old may not necessarily have a Tindr account (but who knows, your grandma could be getting more matches than you!), she likely has been through heartbreak over a former lover, and can relate to your crush not texting you back. A 70-year-old may prefer other music over EDM music, but that doesn’t mean he hasn’t frequented a club or two in his time, and has a great love for how powerful music can be. This idea is the crux of our idea of friendship. Yes, in many ways age does matter. People come into themselves at different times. Our ability to reason indeed changes overtime and maturity happens, but in being human, we all feel the desire to connect - to speak and be heard through the experiences we have. The actualities of our experiences may be different, but we can share similarities and stories with people older or younger than us because they too, no matter how much younger or how much older, are going through similar experiences - we all learn, argue, believe, love, hurt, feel sad, happy, fear, hunger, and jealousy.” #agelessinteraction

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Freedom in Friendships, this week’s article up on our website! “What if middle school students had more opportunities to interact with people in their 40s, 50s, and 60s other than their teachers and parents? What if high school students had the opportunity to meet people in their 80s other than their grandparents on a regular basis?

People are living longer than ever before and with that experience comes with an accumulation and wealth of knowledge. While an 80-year-old may n...ot necessarily have a Tindr account (but who knows, your grandma could be getting more matches than you!), she likely has been through heartbreak over a former lover, and can relate to your crush not texting you back. A 70-year-old may prefer other music over EDM music, but that doesn’t mean he hasn’t frequented a club or two in his time, and has a great love for how powerful music can be.

This idea is the crux of our idea of friendship. Yes, in many ways age does matter. People come into themselves at different times. Our ability to reason indeed changes overtime and maturity happens, but in being human, we all feel the desire to connect - to speak and be heard through the experiences we have. The actualities of our experiences may be different, but we can share similarities and stories with people older or younger than us because they too, no matter how much younger or how much older, are going through similar experiences - we all learn, argue, believe, love, hurt, feel sad, happy, fear, hunger, and jealousy.”

http://www.agelessinteraction.org/new-page-3

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How do people become friends? Is it simply finding common interests, going to the same school, growing up together, or something much stronger? You may answer “all of the above,” and you would be correct, but what friendship truly boils down to starts with an individual - like attracts like, so ...
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When we painted with B, she was described as someone who “struggles with following along.” After painting with us, we think B can “follow along” just fine. She loves bright colors, order, straight lines and would probably agree with Carmen Herrera, 102-year-old artist: "I believe that I will always be in awe of the straight line, its beauty is what keeps me painting." Everyone has a language. To communicate, we must be quiet enough to listen. #agelessinteraction

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For people experiencing Dementia, creativity is one of the best ways to express what they may not be able to verbalize. Colors give way to form a new language. Brush strokes become letters. Painting becomes communication. #agelessinteraction

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#fbf !!! Back in 2015 we put on an art show at a local nursing home to showcase art work created by resident artists over a TWO-year period. Our weekly art classes not only connected people together through art, providing creative ways to express themselves, these art classes also provided ways for young adults to step into the lives of Elders who are often left out from our communities. We love this #crissjami quote, “We often hear about stepping outside ourselves, but rarely about stepping outside our generation.” These @agelessinteraction art classes helped people do just that ❤️ This was our first art show and we can’t wait to have another one!!! #agelessinteraction @ Atlanta, Georgia

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We are SO excited for this #throwbackthursday because we’re going all the way back to our Holiday Masquerade Ball in 2014!!This was an amazing event and we hardly talked about how cool it was back then. We had 30 piece live band with musicians all over the age of 65, high school students came out from @chambleehigh and we met people like @caringtogether_inhope who helped sponsor the event and have become long-time friends. @thesinglewoman couldn’t have written truer words tha...t speak to us as we remember this amazing evening,” You’ll learn, as you get older, that rules are made to be broken. Be bold enough to live life on your terms, and never, ever apologize for it. Go against the grain, refuse to conform, take the road less traveled instead of the well-beaten path. Laugh in the face of adversity, and leap before you look. Dance as though EVERYBODY is watching. March to the beat of your own drummer. And stubbornly refuse to fit in.” #agelessinteraction @ The Dorothy C. Benson Senior Multipurpose Complex

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This past semester we worked with @thewestminsterschools on our first semester-long ‘Social Ethics of Aging’ class fusing together ideas of art, aging, and ethics. One of our students said, “I really enjoyed being able to visit multiple Elder homes. Being able to interact with people through different types of communication such as art was really helpful. It helped solidify that at times a picture speaks a thousand words. If felt like the amount of talking may not have been a ton but the emotions and nonverbal communication was enormous. I felt really happy and connected to everyone we got to spend time with and I would love to see the next class spending even more time with the people.” WHAT AN AWESOME THING TO SAY, HUH!? 😍 #agelessinteraction

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