Programs for Seniors

Our programming empowers seniors to remain active, independent, and engaged members of their communities, giving them a sense of purpose and passion for life.

Seniors Day Out

Our Seniors Day Out program provides seniors with access to seasonal events where they can meet new friends and engage in activities they love.

Golden Arts

Our Golden Arts program features on-site art classes at senior housing and community centers in Central New Jersey. The program is designed to provide creative workshops to engage seniors.

Seniors Day Out

Our Seniors Day Out program provides seniors with the opportunities to engage in unique activities and create connections with other seniors and community members. 

Group of elderly celebrating summer event

One of the most significant challenges facing our aging population is the lack of opportunities to engage with others. 

Isolation and inactivity can rob our elderly of a sense of purpose and the chance to truly thrive in the communities they call home. This isolation can be painful and often causes the elderly to abandon the very activities that once filled them with joy and purpose, eroding their physical, mental, and emotional health. This diminished quality of life can be devastating for our older loved ones, and it’s the reason that Housing with Hope developed our Seniors Day Out program.

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“The JCC told me the senior membership was donated by Housing with Hope and I just wanted to say thank you, thank you very much. I really appreciate it, it will really help me out a lot. I’ve had a lot of medical issues and this program, just in one week, has helped me so much, physically, socially, every kind of way and I’m very grateful.”

Cynthia B.

“I want to thank you for all that you’re doing for us seniors. This is terrific. I don’t think anyone else does what you’re doing, in quite the same way. You’re appealing to body, mind and spirit and I’m very grateful. Thank you. Bless you.”

– Roslyn G.

Golden Arts

Golden Arts fosters self-expression, creativity, and problem-solving skills through the exploration of shape, color, texture, and more. To ensure our seniors find the right type of experience for them, our programs offer classes in a variety of different art techniques.

Seniors proudly share their art projects

Extensive research has found that art projects decrease depression and anxiety, conditions that often accompany chronic diseases in the elderly. And, exposure to arty therapy has been shown to provide a sense of meaning and purpose to older individuals, who may otherwise gradually decline into depression. 

All the science pointed us to developing the Housing with Hope Golden Arts program.  

Arts program is taught by artist Danielle Corso of Art Chick Designs, LLC, and features art classes provided on-site at senior housing and community centers in Union County, NJ. The program is designed to provide creative workshops for seniors that build confidence and autonomy while our community members have fun in the process!

Classes explore forms of expression including painting, drawing, collage, and mixed media. Each session is inherently therapeutic and designed to stimulate cognitive and fine motor skills. 

Currently, Golden Arts is provided to the seniors at:

  • Springfield Senior Housing
  • Scotch Plains Senior Housing
  • Cranford Senior Housing

Should you be interested in bringing the Golden Arts program to your senior living community, please send us an email at

Golden Arts is made possible by funds from the Union County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, a partner of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, and a grant from the Northfield Bank Foundation.

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Golden Arts Testimonials

“We enjoy this program immensely. It gets us out of our apartments, gets us communicating with other residents, and gives us the opportunity to be creative. As seniors, we really need this distraction in our day. Thank you very much.”

– April R.

“I didn’t know that I liked art but I really love it. I recommend this class to everybody because I didn’t know that I could do art. As a kid, they told me I couldn’t. But now I love doing art. This program really benefits me.”

– Patti Ellyn G.

“It’s so good to participate in the Golden Arts Program because it gives us something to do with our brain. It’s always good to have something to do because we do get pretty bored sometimes. I appreciate you coming to our facility and please come back again because we enjoy these classes.”

– Esther S.

“I thank Housing with Hope for helping us make all these projects. It’s such a wonderful program for everyone to be in. It keeps us busy, mentally and physically. Thank you very much, we appreciate it. I’m very proud of my project today!”

– Mary W.

“This is blessed. Whoever sent this program to us, I thank you very much. I enjoy this, it’s something I’ve never done before but I’m learning so much!”

– Margaret C.

“We’re so grateful and appreciative of the kindness and thoughtfulness of the art class. It’s so relaxing and enjoyable sitting and talking to people and trying to learn something about art. The teacher is amazing – she’s so patient. Thank you for this wonderful opportunity.”

– Martha N.

A Special Thank You to our Grantors and Partners

New Jersey State Council on the Arts Logo

Made possible by funds from the Union County
Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, a partner
of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

Northfield Bank Foundation
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Walmart Foundation Logo
The YMCA Logo
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