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Nature: CALA’s Creative View Call for Submissions

As spring approaches, we often look forward to a change in weather, the new life bursting forth from the ground, and the songs of birds as they celebrate the arrival of fairer days. Art has always celebrated nature and the changing seasons in vivid and imaginative ways, whether by pen or by paintbrush.

The Creative View is a special section in the News & Views, CALA’s award-winning quarterly magazine, which features the poetry and art, in various forms, of California’s Assisted Living residents and employees. As spring stirs the creative urge strikes many of us, we would love to feature your residents’ work in one of our issues, especially if it captures nature or the seasons in some way.

Do you have an art, photography, or creative writing club at your community? At their next meeting, ask them what words or images come to mind when they think of the change of seasons. Perhaps there is a certain resident at your community that is always creating art that explores themes of nature.
Have them explore their thoughts on these themes or others, either visually or via writing, then email your submission to CALA’s Creative View to see your residents’ work in print. We can’t wait to hear from you!


The Creative View is a special section of CALA News & Views that showcases the creative work of residents and employees of California’s Assisted Living, Memory Care, and Continuing Care Retirement Communities. Readership includes state legislators, DSS personnel, and the general public. See a previous Creative View here. Questions? Let us know in the comments below.

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