The IOA Center for Elders and Youth in the Arts (CEYA) provides specialized visual and performing arts programming tailored to the Bay Area older adult population. In addition, many projects are done in collaboration with youth and youth organizations. Since 1996 thousands of elders and hundreds of youth have benefited from our program. Annual CEYA events and exhibitions have brought the resulting work to the greater community, reaching over 4000 viewers per year.
CEYA Artists at Work
View a small sample of a CEYA visual art class with artist Nanilee
Robarge and hear about our artistic and instructional process. Also,
older adult students from San Francisco, design and prepare fish and
bird images that will be applied to silk flags that will be used in
a CEYA dance ensemble.
Custom Art Programming
For older adult groups, CEYA customizes programs for
assisted living, residential communities, adult day programs, and other
senior sites, as well as offering individual instruction in the home.
Through creative expression, CEYA helps elders remain connected to the
community with the goal of helping them experience improved physical and
© 2010-2012 CEYA, a division of Institute On Aging