Mr. Vito Valdez
and frequent contributor to Ellen Kayrod Gallery
Since 1999, Vito has taught Hannan seniors in the Community Arts program at the Detroit Institute of Arts. He says, “this community partnership still continues and has enriched my life – becoming a senior myself in the process!” When asked what he enjoys most about partnering with Hannan he noted it is the opportunity to learn alongside his students, “sharing stories of life while creatively enjoying the art of making – hands, mind and heart!”
What does it mean to Age Out Loud to Vito? He shares that staying alert, active, and having fun is being alive, all while being engaged in positive change for the common good, society in general, family, community, and planet.
How do you Age Out Loud? We’d love to know and to possibly feature you in Hannan’s newsletter and other media channels. Drop an email to Tara Franey at firstname.lastname@example.org.