A small prayer from St. Therese of Lisieux to get your week off on a positive note: “May today there be peace within. May you trust that you are exactly where you are meant to be. May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith in yourself and others. May you use the gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you. May you be content with yourself just the way you are. Let this knowledge settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love. It is there for each and every one of us.”
Join us to see the creative talents on display from Northeast Ohio adults served by LeadingAge Ohio organizations. The LeadingAge Ohio Resident Forum in 1995 to share life-style enrichment opportunities with residents and clients of member providers. The Art and Writing Program was founded as an offshoot of the Forum and has organized the popular Regional Art and Writing Shows annually since the early 1990s. In 2013,more than 1,100 entries were displayed and judged at the regional shows with more than 1,300 visitors in attendance. Most entrants are recently committed creative explorers, with experienced writers and artists in the minority. Always, the overall quality of the pieces is so outstanding that State Show judges rave about the craftsmanship and ingenuity.
Residents who do not enter the shows enthusiastically volunteer for set-up, welcoming, and staffing duties at the regional events. Each year, many residents travel to Columbus specifically to visit the State Show held during Annual Conference. Nothing beats seeing one’s own creation on display and hearing viewer compliments and praise! All Residents of LeadingAge Ohio member facilities are invited to participate!
Award winners from each District Exhibition will show their work at our Statewide Show to be held in conjunction with the LeadingAge Ohio Annual Conference and Resident Celebration Day at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Columbus, September 10-11, 2015.
LeadingAge Ohio was founded in 1937 to assist the state’s not-for-profit providers of senior services focused on resident and client care. Traditionally concentrating on legislative advocacy efforts and educational programming, the association developed the LeadingAge Ohio Resident Forum in 1995 to share life-style enrichment opportunities with residents and clients of member providers.