Connecting Through ARTS & MUSIC

Scott Steelman from Columbus, Ohio has spent his life as an artist, teacher, writer, producer, musician and composer. After performing many years for seniors, he has developed a multifaceted program called “InnerActive Arts”. The goal of this innovative program is to utilize poetry, music, humor, story-making, rhythm circles and other arts-based activities to enhance the quality of life for residents of senior care facilities.

“InnerActive Arts” seeks to build a culture of creativity and a sense of community that connects each “Inner” person to the world. Expressive arts transcend normal language as a means of communication to link people together. When a person is “Active”, that is, making, doing and expressing at any level, awareness and cognition can improve.  A positive arts experience provides stimulation and fulfillment for participants and gives meaning to their environment.

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Scott NJ-2015


The History of American Popular Music

at Seabrook Village in New Jersey

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Monica + Scott

Thanks to Monica Swain, of Silverado – Highland Park. She’s one of the wonderful professionals that I work with during my sessions in Chicago.

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