Revolutionizing Senior Housing
Forget bingo and donuts. Social entrepreneur and aging expert Tim Carpenter is quietly revolutionizing senior living. Carpenter is the Founder and Executive Director of EngAGE, a nonprofit organization that offers affordable senior arts colonies focused on wellness, life-long learning, community building, and intergenerational arts programs. An operative word here is "affordable." EngAGE's Burbank Senior Artists Colony in California is a flagship community poised to become a model for others throughout the country. It's an ensemble of attractive independent apartments united around an arts community that features a theater group, an independent film company, and a fine arts collective, with courses in digital filmmaking, performance and writing. But instead of boasting an astronomical price tag, EngAGE'S art colonies serve low- and moderate-income seniors.
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