Lia Miller introduces keynote speaker Susan Perlstein at NC’s first ever Creative Aging Symposium.
Glazner, founder of the Alzheimer’s Poetry Project, conducts a session.
Participants enjoy walking the Labyrinth.
Artwork from Friendship Adult Day Services is exhibited at Hemphill Library in Greensboro.
Caregivers come together for education, socialization and creative self-expression at an ACE Workshop.
Jorge Merced and Susan Perlstein conduct the Creativity Matters: Arts & Aging Core Training for Teaching Artists by NCCA.
Participants, family and friends enjoy a reception honoring the older adult artists of ARTmail at the Greensboro Central Library.
A workshop on Horticultural Therapy at the Greensboro Cultural Arts Center.
Steve Sumerford and Lia Miller with Tommy Hayes, author of The Pleasure Was Mine, at the exhibit of artwork created by elders based on the book.
At Guilford Medical Supply, a display of artwork created by 5th graders based on TimeSlips stories of elders.
As the keystone of our culture, our Core Values - Creativity, Aging with Purpose, and Community - provide guidance and inspiration for the work we do every day.
There is tremendous value in creative self-expression; the hands-on experiential creative process has a direct and positive impact on the health and well-being of elders of all ability levels.
Within every elder there is creative talent waiting to be released and once triggered, it provides opportunities for continued learning as well as a sense of meaning and purpose otherwise unknown.
Collaboration and partnerships are effective and necessary tools for reaching a diverse audience, building relationships and creating a positive social impact for individuals as well as the overall community.