Creative Arts & Aging Network
“Creative Connections: Experience Aging through Art”
American Society on Aging’s (ASA)
East Coast Conference on Aging
“Creative Connections: Experiencing Aging through Art,” will feature two sessions: Morning Session:*Experiencing Aging through Art Part I (9:30-12:30) and Afternoon Session:*Experiencing Aging through Art Part II (1:30-4:30).
The morning intensive is designed to help staff working in the aging field find and develop the resources necessary to implement arts programming for older adults. A panel of arts, humanities and local professionals will discuss the opportunities available that provide professional arts programming and/or funding.
During the afternoon intensive, professional teaching artists (experienced working with older adults) will explore the opportunities for artists to bring creativity to aging services The need for older adults to nurture creative expression and find meaning through the arts will be explored from the vantage point of artists as teachers. Adaptations for well elders will be the focus, but frail elders, and elders with dementia will be discussed as well. Workshop participants will also engage in a hands-on sensitivity learning activity focused on what it may be like to have diminished senses as part of the natural aging process
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