Baby boomers care about environmental issues — and they’re doing a lot more than talking about climate change.
As we approach Earth Day on April 22, research from Mather Institute reveals that the majority of those age 55 and better believe that preserving the environment is a top priority, and they engage in a wide variety of environmentally friendly practices.
“The boomer generation has undoubtedly contributed to the longevity of Earth Day since it was introduced in 1970,” says Cate O’Brien, PhD, Senior Vice President, Mather Institute. “Our recent study found that this age group is extremely concerned about issues including climate change and loss of biodiversity.”
More than 90% of those surveyed say that they’re willing to make future changes in the way they live and work to help protect the environment.
Mather Institute is the research area of Mather, the parent organization to The Mather, a Life Plan Community that will open in Tysons in 2024. Baby boomer residents will be gratified that Mather is pursuing LEED Gold certification and incorporating green building practices into the new community.
The Mather will also incorporate biophilic design — a design approach connecting interior spaces with nature that provides benefits including stronger social connectivity, increased physical activity, restorative benefits, and enhanced quality of life. “Research shows that a connection to nature provides positive benefits to people’s mental states and overall well-being,” says O’Brien.
This Earth Day, may we recognize the need for growing more green practices in our neighborhoods, and applaud older adults’ environmental attitudes and beliefs revealed in Mather Institute’s research.
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Camps are just the beginning of what’s in store at Art House 7 this summer. We’re thrilled to offer an array of exciting classes for both kids and adults!Rediscover your creativity with some of our AH7 favorites, such as drawing, hand-sewing, modern embroidery, and our popular 3-week Jump into Crochet classes. But that’s not all! We’ve added some fresh and exciting options to our summer class selection, guaranteed to spark your imagination.
To enhance your artistic journey, we have intensified some of our Ceramics: The Wheel classes to a full 3-hour duration. This extended time allows for more creativity and skill development in each class session. If you’re eager for a captivating twist, give Contemporary Still-Life Drawing & Painting a go. Or why not try an immersive outdoor painting adventure? We have a unique opportunity for you to bring your painting skills to life while learning and creating in the great outdoors with our Landscape Painting: Studio and Plein Air class!
We invite you to visit our website and explore our full Summer Session schedule, brimming with a diverse range of classes and camps. Classes and camps begin June 20th. Unleash your inner artist, broaden your horizons, and embark on a summer adventure like no other. Let’s make this a summer to remember at Art House 7!
Potomac Harmony Chorus has a new director! We’re ready
to kick off the season with new music, a new approach, and YOU!
Potomac Harmony is one of 500 choruses in Sweet
Adelines International. We’re a vibrant,
contemporary, inclusive, welcoming, and open community of women singers who
perform four-part harmony, barbershop style, committed to a high level of
achievement through teaching, mentoring, personal growth, and performance. Our vision is to entertain, educate, and
enrich lives through musical expression while promoting the barbershop art
Potomac Harmony recently had our first performance
with our new director, receiving rave reviews! We invite you to stop by any Wednesday
evening and be part of the fun and harmony!
Army Birthday Festival – Free and Fun
Make Saturday, June 10, 2023 a great day!
Come celebrate the Army Birthday Festival at the National Museum of the U.S. Army from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Rain or Shine!
• Experience outdoor and indoor fun activities, for all
Unveiling of West Ford historical highway marker
Gum Springs will be celebrating 190 years of its founding by freedman West Ford on Saturday, June 17, 2023. To kick-off the celebration, there will be an unveiling of a Virginia historical highway marker for West Ford on Fordson Road