UJA NORC Project

In 2011, the making art work program of the Carter Burden Center was again chosen to be one of three arts organizations participating in the Jeanette Solomon Cultural Arts Fund of UJA Federation of New York. This fund awards grants for arts programs in NORCs (Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities) in NYC and Long Island. The RFP requires that the NORCs create arts programs in their senior centers by establishing their own new initiatives or by purchasing the arts programs from organizations that have been approved by UJA.   In 2011 the making art work teachers provided classes to three NORCs in the Bronx. Seniors at the Amalgamated Park Reservoir NORC made a pictorial quilt of their neighborhood to display in the NORC Senior Services Office.  A nine session intergenerational class was held in the Co-op City Senior Center. Participants made various items including beaded jewelry, greeting cards and quilted tote bags.  Seniors in the Pelham Parkway Senior Center participated in a five session jewelry class where they created button necklaces, beaded bracelets and pins.

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