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Senior Citizens Create Mosaic Tile Mural In Jenkintown

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By Steve Tawa

JENKINTOWN, Pa. (CBS) - Murals are a big part of the landscape in Philadelphia, often involving young people – but in Jenkintown, some older folks did the creating at the Abington Art Center.

Artist Anjelica Zeitz laid out five-inch by five-inch tiles for the seniors to apply their special magic, and cobbled together a bunch of them to create a six-foot mural.

credit: Steve Tawa

credit: Steve Tawa

They were using pastels, paints, markers and sequins to decorate the tiles with a thought on what home represents.

The mural expresses the benefits of a program called “Aging at Home,’ which provides resources to older folks who chose to live at home.

Joye Moody wrote “home is happiness” in bright yellow on her tile.

VNA-Community Services, the home health agency, coordinates nursing, personal care, meal services – even how to find a reputable lawn care service in eastern Montgomery County.

VNA Executive Director Richard Cirko says it’s all designed to help people stay in their homes and apartments.

“The aging at home program will help connect them with the resources that they have in the community to help them do that,” he said.

VNA did the outreach at Abington Art Center to sign on new clients. Membership is free, funded by United Way.

 

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