35th annual Senior Citizens Art Show opens May 22

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The artwork of local seniors will be showcased at the Area Agency on Aging District 7’s (AAA7) 35th annual Senior Citizens Art Show that will be held May 22-26 (Monday through Friday) and May 30 – June 2 (Tuesday through Friday) at the Esther Allen Greer Museum, located on the campus of the University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College in Rio Grande.

Participants age 55 or older, who have entered artwork in the show, will have these items on display at the museum daily from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The public is invited to visit the museum at any time during the days and times mentioned to view the artwork and also vote for the show’s People’s Choice Award. In addition, a special tea to recognize the participants and award-winning art pieces will be held at the museum on Friday, June 2 at 1 p.m. All participants, their guests, museum visitors, and the public will be welcome to attend.

Examples of art categories that were entered in the contest include acrylic, mixed media, oil, pastels, pencil and photography. Judging themes include abstract, animals and birds, cartoons, floral, landscape, portraits, seascape, and still life. In addition, an essay/poetry category was also available with these entries included as part of the display at the museum. Participants in the variety of categories represent the counties served by the AAA7 which include Adams, Brown, Gallia, Highland, Jackson, Lawrence, Pike, Ross, Scioto and Vinton.

For more details about the Art Show, call the AAA7 toll-free at 1-800-582-7277.

Your local AAA7 provides services on a non-discriminatory basis. These services are available to help older adults and those with disabilities live safely and independently in their own homes through services paid for by Medicare, Medicaid, other federal and state resources, as well as private pay. The AAA7’s Resource Center is also available to anyone in the community looking for information or assistance with long-term care options. Available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., the Resource Center is a valuable contact for learning more about options and what programs and services are available for assistance.

Those interested in learning more can call toll-free at 1-800-582-7277. Individuals can speak directly with a nurse or social worker who will assist them with information surrounding the programs and services that are available to best serve their needs. The agency also offers an in-home assessment at no cost for those who are interested in learning more. Information is also available on www.aaa7.org, or the agency can be contacted through e-mail at [email protected] The Agency also has a Facebook page located at www.facebook.com/AreaAgencyOnAgingDistrict7.

Submitted by Jenni Dovyak-Lewis, director of community outreach and training, Area Agency on Aging District 7, Inc.

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