Creative Aging Programs in Utah
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- Art Access, Salt Lake City
- Community Theatre of Sun River, St. George
- Dance for Parkinson, University of Utah, Salt Lake City
- Elder Quest, Utah Valley University, Orem
- Encore Institute, Salt Lake Community College
- Encore Creativity Chorale, Salt Lake City
- Live2Sing, St. George
- New Horizons Orchestra
BYU New Horizons Orchestra, Provo
Cache County New Horizons, Logan
Salt Lake Valley New Horizons Orchestra, Midvale
- Osher Institute, University of Utah, Salt Lake City
- Preparatory Music Program, University of Utah, Salt Lake City
- Road Scholars, St. George
- Senior Theatre Project by Walk-Ons, Salt Lake City
- Utah Old Time Fiddlers and Country Music Association, Salt Lake City
- Utah Pioneer Heritage Arts
- Utah Symphony Cadenza
“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.”
Youth by Samuel Ullman (1840–1924)
Youth is not a time of life; it is a state of mind; it is not a matter of rosy cheeks, red lips and supple knees; it is a matter of the will, a quality of the imagination, a vigor of the emotions; it is the freshness of the deep springs of life.
Youth means a temperamental predominance of courage over timidity of the appetite, for adventure over the love of ease. This often exists in a man of sixty more than a boy of twenty. Nobody grows old merely by a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals.
Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul. Worry, fear, self-distrust bows the heart and turns the spirit back to dust.
Whether sixty or sixteen, there is in every human being’s heart the lure of wonder, the unfailing child-like appetite of what’s next, and the joy of the game of living. In the center of your heart and my heart there is a wireless station; so long as it receives messages of beauty, hope, cheer, courage and power from men and from the infinite, so long are you young.
When the aerials are down, and your spirit is covered with snows of cynicism and the ice of pessimism, then you are grown old, even at twenty, but as long as your aerials are up, to catch the waves of optimism, there is hope you may die young at eighty.
“There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.”