Rosendale, NY—On Sunday, July 17, more than 180 people joined over 25 musicians and volunteers to fill the Woodstock Music Lab for a highly spirited concert celebrating in song the lives of Woodstock Elders.Learn More
The stories of our Elders are precious jewels,
refined by the trials and tribulations of life.
They are the nourishment that will hold us together and connect us to the value of life.
Welcome to SageArts
Elders are too often devalued and marginalized in our society. Our mission is to bring them into the forefront of our communities and give them a voice in a creative, artistic way. We do this by pairing elders with local artists who listen to their stories and collaborate with them on an original song that defines and distills their life experiences. The songs are then performed at concerts, enabling elders and the wider community to share in an intergenerational celebration of moving art, which is nourishing for the whole community. SageArts inspires and invigorates our elders, who are no longer viewed through the lens of their physical limitations and needs, reminding the community of the incredible value they have.
"In all the years I have been attending performances and gatherings of people, I have never experienced the spontaneous joy of shared feelings, the participation in song and dance by all age groups, and the loving acceptance of each other, as happened at the SageArts concert in Stone Ridge."
- Rosalind Mae Stark (Elder)