Brandywine Senior Living and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, have joined forces in a business partnership to bring the arts to Brandywine locations in the Greater Philadelphia area and Southern New Jersey as well as at the academy. Brandywine Senior Living says the partnership is the first of its kind.

The new partners will develop art programs designed to help older adults explore and develop work that is important to them. The program will compliment Brandywine’s Escapades…for Life! and INVEST signature programs.

“The relationship with PAFA we will not only bring art into our communities at a higher level, but through creative collaboration, together we can provide an innovative platform for self-expression for our residents,” said Maria Nadelstumph, vice president of organizational and program excellence. “A platform that celebrates individuality, diversity and creativity at every level.”

Members of PAFA’s Business Partners Program are entitled to museum admission, VIP invitations to new exhibitions and special events, discounts on entertaining and client services, and opportunities for education and professional development.

“We are proud to partner with Brandywine Senior Living in this exciting new initiative, designed to bring about breakthroughs in personal artistic expression for participants, allowing them to share the wisdom that they have gained through a lifetime of experience,” said Paula Green, PAFA’s vice president of corporate programs.