The RCCA Encore Arts program for Seniors is designed to fit within the framework of the existing partnership with community groups, and supports long-range plan goals: to serve Camden City residents with on-site and outreach activities; to develop strategic partnerships that increase RCCA’s capacity to positively impact student learning in the arts through consistent and systematic implementation of programs in the school and community. Arts education goals: To provide a wide range of learning experiences for the students: creative decision-making, clarity of concept and expression.

Recent Work

Seeding Vitality, Fall 2019 ​

Seeding Vitality Arts in Museums Initiative, supported by Aroha Philanthropies in collaboration with the American Alliance of Museums and Life Arts, awarded RCCA with a one year grant to develop three instructional art workshops series for older adults. ​

Site 1: Northgate II Project: Textile Arts/Quilting: fabric dyeing, hand sewing, hand embroidery
Site 2: The Salvation Army – Kroc Center Project: Book Arts: paper making, printing, collage, watercolor
Site 3: Respond Seniors Project: Watercolors/bookarts

Teaching Artists:

  • Anndee Hochman, writer
  • Marilyn Keating, visual artist
  • Hollis Citron, visual artist
  • Dianne Hricko,visual artist
  • Ylvia Asal, mixed media artist ​ ​


AROHA PHILANTROPHIES, Seeding Vitality Arts in Museums Aroha Philantrophies is devoted to the transformative power of the arts and creativity, inspiring vitality in those over 55, joy in children and youth, and humanity in adults with mental illness.