The Bristal at White Plains assisted living center is partnering with the White Plains Public Library to offer an arts learning program for Bristal residents and seniors in the community at large.
The Bristal provided a $7,500 grant to the library through the Westchester Library System to start the pilot arts program, which was announced at a reception last month.
From left: Susan Yubas, director of business development for The Bristal White Plains, White Plains Library Assistant Director Kathy Degyansky, Library Board President Paul Schwartz, Teaching Artist Frank Ingrasciotta, Lifetime Arts Executive Director Ed Freideman, Lifetime Arts President Maura O’Malley, Teaching Artist Kim McCormack, Bristal Executive Director Halina McLean.
The Creative Aging Public Libraries Project serves to bring teaching artists to local libraries to create free, high quality arts learning programs for older adults. The project is run under the auspices of Lifetime Arts, funded in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
In White Plains, the program will consist of two eight-week sessions including music, literature, performing and visual arts programs. While Bristal residents will be given priority for registration, the programs will be open to city seniors. Workshops will be held at the Bristal, 305 North St. and the library, located at 100 Martine Ave.
Classes will begin in the spring. For more information, and to register, call 914-681-1800.