"This award recognizes programs that stand out because of their creativity, vision, success and ability to replicate," said James W. Clyne, Jr., president and CEO of LeadingAge. "Art Without Barriers goes beyond helping seniors, it caters to people of other abilities."
recently announced that its interactive art accessibility program, "Art Without Barriers," has been chosen as one of LeadingAge New York's 2015 Innovations of the Year.
The award distinguishes organizations that use creative problem solving to improve the quality and access of services for seniors. "Art Without Barriers" is designed to ensure people of all visual, hearing and mobile abilities have the opportunity to enjoy art. Made possible by Peconic Landing's Resident Art Committee and grant funding provided by the Mattituck Lions Club, the program features an interactive tour of Peconic Landing's sculpture garden, which is home to 18 different works of art displayed across campus.
Art Without Barriers" was chosen as an Innovations of the Year. (Photo: Carrie Miller)
"This program allows us to connect with our residents, but also members of the greater community," said Robert J. Syron, president and CEO of Peconic Landing. "This award winning program provides greater access for all to enjoy culture and the arts."
Guests of different abilities have the option of using descriptive audio narration available via a free smartphone download, large print or braille catalogues, as well as easy access to the garden by way of cleared foot trails to improve the tour experience.
"People from all over the world, from as far as China, have engaged with the program and downloaded the descriptive audio to enjoy," said Dominic Antignano, Peconic Landing's cultural arts curator. "That means a lot to us, that people are connecting Peconic Landing with culture and the arts."
Through the program, Peconic Landing has formed relationships with the Suffolk Independent Living Organization, Suffolk County's Office for People with Disabilities, the New York State Commission for the Blind and the Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind, helping it to understand the needs of those with visual impairments.
LeadingAge New York is a not-for-profit advocacy group representing more than 600 retirement communities throughout the state. It also represents an estimated 150,000 professionals serving more than 500,000 New Yorkers annually.
Peconic Landing is located at 1500 Brecknock Road in Greenport. For more information, call 888-273-2664 or visit peconiclanding.com.
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