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Encore Institute at St. Mary’s College of Maryland

Receives MetLife Foundation Creative Aging Program Grant
May 3, 2012
Press Release #12-060

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Encore Creativity for Older Adults will be returning to St. Mary’s College of Maryland for its fifth season from June 19-23, 2012. As a result of the MetLife Foundation Creative Aging Program Grant recently awarded to the program, the program will be expanding this year, offering its award-winning Encore Chorale program in addition to a band program, a dance program, and a theater program.

Encore Creativity for Older Adults is a community outreach organization based in Washington, D.C. Encore Chorale is the nation’s largest choral program for older adults, with a summer program at St. Mary’s College of Maryland that draws participants from across the country. This year, Encore will join with New Horizons Band and Dance Exchange to offer band and dance programs for older adults. In addition, St. Mary’s County resident Michelle Freire will direct a new theater program for older adults.

More information can be found about Encore Creativity at http://encorecreativity.org.