Fine Arts for the Retired Community

Eastern Iowa Arts Academy’s IGNITE Program

The goal of the Eastern Iowa Arts Academy’s Ignite Program is to use fine art classes to provide a richer quality of life for the residents of local retirement communities.  The arts offer the opportunity for self-expression and challenges participants both mentally and physically.  Our innovative fine arts programming, provided by an art therapist and qualified artists representing a variety of artistic mediums, invites participants to engage in meaningful activities designed to connect them with their innate creativity.  We pride ourselves on our ability to customize our programs to meet the needs of your community members.

The Eastern Iowa Arts Academy welcomes the opportunity to partner with your senior living community to bring the arts to life for your residents!

Importance of IGNITE Program

In the assisted living community, and particularly the within the memory care units of assisted living facilities, quality of life is of the utmost importance to the residents and their families.  Providing stimulating and engaging activities for the residents of assisted living communities is a challenge faced by the activities directors employed there.  Due to the diversity of the populations living in assisted living facilities, including age, physical abilities and cognitive and memory skills, finding activities that challenge residents and stretch imaginations, while being accessible to all, can be difficult.  Art activities that challenge cognitive processing, reinforce reasoning skills, and ignite imagination and memory are a valuable addition to the activity schedules in all assisted living communities.










EIAA is proud to offer fine arts programming at the following locations:

Keystone Senior Communities

Meth-Wick Community

Milestones Adult Day Health Center

Mercy Caregivers Center