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New Rochelle Native Named A Top Influencer In Aging

Maura O’Malley
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NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. --- Maura O’Malley, a New Rochelle native, was named a 2017 Influencer in Aging by PBS's Next Avenue , a digital publication devoted to covering issues for people 50 and older.

The annual list of 50 includes advocates, researchers, thought leaders, innovators, writers and experts at the forefront of changing how we age and think about aging.

O’Malley is the co-founder and CEO of Lifetime Arts , an organization that creates opportunities for older adults to engage with the arts. Ten years in, Lifetime Arts currently collaborates with 20 different library programs in 13 states to bring creative and immersive art classes to people 55 and older.

With more than 30 years of experience in arts education, program design and policy, O’Malley combines a lifelong interest in making the arts accessible to all ages with her experience as a caregiver for aging relatives. Connecting arts education to community libraries proved to be a crucial link to provide older adults new opportunities for high-quality, accessible artistic education.

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