Your webinar will be held on September 15, 2022, 10:30 am – 11:30 pm ET.
Within 7 days, the recording of this session will be available in our On Demand section.
Creative Aging programs seek to improve elder wellbeing by engaging them in arts and humanities activities. Do you want to engage with your older patrons but don’t know how? This webinar explains the concepts and ideas behind Creative Aging programs, and provides easily replicable models for serving older adults in your community. Special attention will be given to not just creating programs for older adults, but how to include elders in the development and presentation of these programs.
In this interactive and informative program, attendees will learn:
● what is creative aging and how does it improve elder wellbeing
● how creative aging programs differ from general art and culture programs
● how to develop community-based activities with and for elders
● how and why you should design arts activities that are sequential
Presenter: Jon Kay directs Traditional Arts Indiana at Indiana University, where he also serves as an Associate Professor in the Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology. He is the author of Folk Art and Aging: Life-Story Objects and Their Makers (2016), and the edited volume The Expressive Lives of Elders: Folklore, Art, and Aging (2018). He is the lead author of Memory, Art, and Aging: A Resource and Activity Guide (2020). Kay has produced more than sixty exhibitions, and thirty documentary films on a range of arts related topics. In 2020, he was awarded a Bicentennial Medal for his service to Indiana University.