Institute for Community Research
Recipe for Life

Recipe for Life

Recipe for life

Recipes for Life

“Recipes for Life” explored the ways in which older adults successfully cope with the aging process. Through an arts-based intervention, older adults shared life experiences and thoughts on successful aging. A professional photographer introduced residents to the idea of photographing images and using these images to tell others about the experiences that shaped their lives, and created a professional portrait for exhibit for them. As they exchanged family food recipes, life stories, and successful aging strategies, the project gave residents an outlet for creativity and social interaction across ethnic, age and gender lines. Residents shared their work with family, friends and the general public during exhibitions in the senior housing building and the Jean J. Schensul Community Gallery at ICR

Project Staff

Kim Radda, RN, MA
Project Director

Glenn Scott
Community Researcher

Evelyn Baez, BA
Community Researcher

Colleen Coleman


Please read the project abstract here.