A Day of Creative Commotion
“Creative potential is there in all of us, an inner resource, renewable and vibrant, no matter how much or how little it is used. The creative spirit has the power to change our lives at every age, and to do so in quite different ways as we get older.”
—Gene D. Cohen
Aging can enhance creativity because of the confidence, perspective and self-knowledge that come with increasing years. And being creative can enhance aging by improving health, memory, connection and happiness.
In the morning, you’ll learn about creativity in later life through presentations and discussions from experts and practitioners in the field.
Then, during the afternoon, we plan to offer participants the chance to try two different creativity workshops from a selection that includes dancing, drawing, math, music, singing, storytelling and more. These facilitated workshops will give you a taste of various creative outlets that have the potential to promote brain health. We’ll encourage you to try something new and maybe step a little outside your comfort zone. (Details of the workshops, including how to let us know your preferences, will be available soon.)
Registration for the day—through Eventbrite—will open on April 19 at 10 a.m.