I’m lining up books for the next 12 months, and I know you’re a book-reading bunch (that’s how you found me, right? So if you have some must-reads that would fit in the above categories, please share them in the comments!

To encourage seniors to engage by trying out stand-up comedy, a stimulating activity in which they can express themselves. Watch Video Acting classes for seniors who would like to learn how to act to perform in commercials.

Seniors can learn the basics of commercial acting, understand the business, how to get an agent, and a gig. Watch Video The Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) Senior Living Art Showcase is an art award open to senior residents of senior living communities, including assisted living, independent living, and memory care. An online platform to list artistic senior activities and share, celebrate and inspire ideas and guides for senior arts.

Senior art classes are also offered to home bound seniors at their place of residence. Watch Video A senior art appreciation program for older adults sponsored by the Museum of Photographic Arts to generate art dialogue and artistic activities among older adults and to teach art appreciation. To encourage seniors to explore all art and entertainment forms.

and to provide the senior community with an afternoon of socialization, comedy, laughter and fun activity. Watch Video Senior stand up comedy classes for seniors in retirement homes.

At the beginning of 2016, I decided to devote more time to my favorite activity: reading.

I set myself a rough target of two books a week, and got through about 110 of them (32,000 pages, according to my Goodreads profile). : These books aren’t necessarily the most fun to get through, but they’re talking about something super important that is probably affecting your life right now, e.g.

Seniors submit their artwork for a chance at winning the grand prize award or cash prizes for their senior living community. Watch Video A senior arts legacy project dedicated to archiving senior artist's work and collecting background information and bios on individual living artists. The site aims to encourage older adults to start to or to continue to create art by showcasing their work and by providing a shared space to exchange ideas, opportunities and resources. The New Horizons Senior Glee Club is made up of an all-volunteer senior ensemble of musicians, singers and talented older adults, ages 65 and over, who share their time and determination to entertain older adults and young children. Watch Video Elders Share the Arts is an art organization for older adults which assists them to learn, create and engage in their community.

The Australian Capital Territory, enclaved within New South Wales, was created in 1901 as the site for Canberra, the capital city of Australia.

However, the Australian Capital Territory wasn't official until 1938.