Much like individual colors blend together to form a beautiful scene on canvas, the artistry of 38 life plan community residents transformed the Community Center at SpiriTrust Lutheran®, The Village at Sprenkle Drive into an amazing scene full of vibrancy, creativity and utter beauty on May 24 when the village hosted the Ageless Spirit Art Celebration. Needle workers, painters, photographers, quilters, sculptors, woodworkers, writers, other crafters and observers came together to admire and express appreciation for the beautiful artwork.
Some residents say they have spent their lifetime enjoying the arts and perfecting their craft while others found an interest in artwork or crafts during the COVID-19 pandemic or through resident-led art classes at their respective community.
“A lot of us don’t feel our age. We know we are getting older, but we are still that same young person inside, and we just want to keep doing what we like,” said Barbara Fordney, resident, The Village at Sprenkle Drive.
“I appreciated the Ageless Spirit Art Celebration. It gave us the opportunity to see what others can do. I fill my time doing artwork, and I like the opportunity to show what I do,” said Dan Kessel, resident, The Village at Gettysburg.
Participating Life Plan Communities were The Villages at Gettysburg, Kelly Drive, Shrewsbury, Sprenkle Drive and Utz Terrace.