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We’re Still Here: Stories of Seniors and Social Isolation

Including works from UCSC's Ry Faraola and Wes Modes
We're still here exhibit
Fri, Apr 5, 2019, 8:00 pm to Sun, Sep 22, 2019, 12:00 pm

We’re Still Here: Stories of Seniors and Social Isolation (Including works from UCSC's Cid Pearlman, Ry Faraola and Wes Modes)

Step into the shoes of local seniors and learn about the challenges and solutions to social isolation in Santa Cruz County. Social isolation impacts all of us and is a growing health epidemic. In 2017, 36% of seniors in Santa Cruz County reported experiencing social isolation. This lead to dramatic decreases in physical health, mental well-being, and overall quality of life. Social isolation creates a feeling of detachment from family, friends, and the community.

Over the course of 7 months a community group of local seniors, advocates and artists called C3 (the Creative Community Committee) poured their ideas, art, hopes, and stories to create this inspiring exhibition. C3 created personal artwork about loneliness, brainstormed solutions to build connection and offered their words of wisdom for future generations. The exhibition will leave you with the tools needed to address this growing issue and create real change in our community.

On view from April 5th 2019 - September 22nd 2019 at the Santa Cruz MAH. Learn more about the exhibition and C3 at https://santacruzmah.org/exhibitions/were-still-here