An article in the Star Tribune presents some of our plans to expand the EngAGE approach to aging to Minneapolis:
“…after receiving a grant from Minneapolis-based Aroha Philanthropies, the idea man behind senior artists colonies — Los Angeles nonprofit director Tim Carpenter — has teamed with local real estate developer Chuck Leer (president of the North Loop real estate development firm, North First Ventures) to bring the concept to Minnesota.”
One possible source of innovative arts-based programming in Minneapolis is the non-profit MacPhail Center for Music, which has a well-established adult music program. MacPhail Chief Executive Kyle Carpenter (no relation to Tim Carpenter) is on the steering committee of the senior artists colony project.
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