Greystone is calling for resident art from our client Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRC) for an inaugural art competition. This new initiative is meant to promote healthy aging and spark creativity among residents.

The competition’s theme is “The Art of Aging” and it is open to residents of independent living, skilled nursing, assisted living and memory support. Winning pieces from each level of care will be displayed at The Greystone Event in Irving, Texas July 8-10. An overall winner will also be awarded a grand prize.

Art will be accepted in several forms and media – traditional paintings and drawings, photographs, sculptures and design. The competition will be judged by a panel of art professionals and senior living leaders. Communities should submit their residents’ pieces to Greystone by April 24 (Greystone will accept photographs of original work).

The initiative was inspired by the Alzheimer’s Association Memories in the Making® fine arts program and similar art programs at CCRC’s around the country. The competition can work seamlessly with a community’s existing art program.

“One of the keys to healthy aging is to keep the brain stimulated, and what better way to get the creative juices flowing than through original art,” said Rick Cumberland, Greystone senior vice president of management operation services. “We have some truly talented artists and imaginative thinkers living in our communities, and we look forward to hosting this competition that will bring out their best.”

For more information and to submit artwork, contact Allison Meier.

Key Dates

  • April 24: Deadline for submitting resident art to Greystone for consideration
  • May 22: Category winners announced
  • June 19: Deadline for winning pieces to be received by Greystone for display at The Event
  • July 10: Overall winner announced