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Residents of Village Apartments of the Jewish Federation are Discovering Their Inner Poets in Monthly Workshop at South Orange Retirement Community

Residents of Village Apartments of the Jewish Federation are Discovering Their Inner Poets in Monthly Workshop at South Orange Retirement Community

Creative Expression and Sharing are Fostered in Classes at Senior Residence; Workshop is Conducted by Arts by the People, a Non-Profit Organization that Brings Creativity Programs to Seniors and Others

Residents of Village Apartments of the Jewish Federation in South Orange are reaching deep inside to write collaborative poetry at a monthly workshop conducted at the senior community by the non-profit organization, Arts by the People. Every month, facilitator Paul Rabinowitz, executive director of Arts by the People, presents a theme to the group of approximately a dozen seniors. After some discussion about the theme, Rabinowitz reads published poetry related to it and then provides a verbal prompt to elicit feedback from the participants; their answers then become the basis for a collaborative poem about that topic. …Read More