Our name is Kinship.
We are a family of active seniors who share a passion for living life to the fullest by learning new skills and forging meaningful relationships along the way.
We offer consistent, varied programming, activities, meals, and resources to seniors 60 years+ in Orleans Parish.
WHAT WE DO
HEALTH & WELLNESS
Getting older doesn't mean you have to stay home, alone. At Kinship, 90% of the fun is making new friends and trying new activities. If you want to stay strong and healthy, join us for daily movement & meditation exercises, Tuesday Music & Movement class, or our new Share & Support Circle. For seniors in Orleans Parish, ask about our daily hot meals onsite through the Meals on Wheels program.
MUSIC & MOVEMENT
Every Tuesday, Kinship hosts pianist and music instructor Nancy Healan in leading our seniors through music and movement from cultures around the world. From Latin rhythms to traditional Southern folk music, seniors can explore music through group singing, dance, and playing instruments! Our seniors are often joined by professional musicians in this joyful class!
Ready to go on an adventure? Kinship participants visit New Orleans Museum of Art and Morning Call coffee quarterly and go on semi-monthly “Mystery Trips,” where the final destination is revealed upon arrival! We also take seniors to New Orleans Council on Aging events and to advocate for funding for seniors in Baton Rouge.
GOLDEN HEART PLAYERS THEATER
The GHP is an award-winning senior program that incorporates drama therapy with acting on stage. Seniors work as a team to write their own plays, spend several months rehearsing, then perform the original plays at nursing homes & community centers around town.
It’s fun, thrilling, and accessible for anyone willing to try!
Learn more about the Golden Heart Players
GROUPS: LANGUAGES, GAMES, CRAFTS & MORE!
Would you like to learn a new language, create stories, or complete your first knitting project? How about learning how to enhance your health and wellness while building community? Our group classes make every beginner feel welcome and every expert a possible teacher. Many of our activities are created and taught by seniors, too!
Get in touch with Kinship Senior Center to learn more about our work and how you can get involved.