Teresa Coleman Wash, executive director of Bishop Arts Theatre Center. Photo by Danny Fulgencio

Bishop Arts Theatre Center works with children through summer camps, but soon the nonprofit will offer programming for senior citizens.

The National Endowment for the Arts awarded the theater $10,000 to support Silver Stories, an arts education initiative aimed at engaging senior citizens.

Bishop Arts Theatre Center is seeking to combat social isolation and loneliness that negatively affects the health of seniors in our community by actively engaging them in arts workshops with the organization’s teaching artists.

The program will offer instruction on creative writing, improvisation, visual art and storytelling.