About NAYA

THE PROBLEM

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the fifth leading cause of health problems in seniors today is loneliness and isolation. In a 2014 working paper, the Council on the Aging (COTA) estimates that the number of socially isolated people will more than double by 2040, yet loneliness does not only correlate with living alone; residents in nursing homes can feel lonesome too. The Seattle Time reports that nationally, six out of ten residents in nursing homes never have a visitor. Loneliness in seniors is a major cause of depression, causes high blood pressure, and could lead to the onset of Alzheimer's disease and dementia. Loneliness has severe consequences, even in an institutional setting and thus must receive a greater level of attention and action, especially in nursing homes. This is why the Nurturing Association of Young Artists (NAYA) has committed itself to bridging the age gap and bringing joy to the elderly. Through artistic performances and other activities, Naya’s talented volunteers will provide companionship to the elderly, while themselves benefitting from their stories and lessons.

What We Do

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CHOIR

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VIRTUAL PERFORMANCES

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COMPANIONSHIP