Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Experience Aging through Art at the ASA East Coast Conference here in Philadelphia

Creative Arts & Aging Network
is presenting
"Creative Connections: Experience Aging through Art."
at the American Society on Aging's (ASA)
East Coast Conference on Aging
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
at the
Philadelphia Corporation for Aging 
642 North Broad Street (Broad and Wallace Streets)
Center City Philadelphia.

This September ASA, in collaboration with the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging, is offering cutting-edge programs and continuing education for professionals who work with older adults. And Creative Arts & Aging Network will be there! “Creative Connections: Experiencing Aging through Art,” will feature two sessions:
Morning Session:* Experiencing Aging through Art Part I (9:30-12:30)
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.
Afternoon Session:* Experiencing Aging through Art Part II (1:30-4:30)
During the afternoon intensive, professional teaching artists (experienced working with older adults) will explore the opportunities for to 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.
Early Registration (Paid registration received on or before August 31, 2010)
Half-Day:  $70 each (Members) or $85 each (Non-Members)
Full-Day (includes box lunch):  $150 each (Members) or $170 each (Non-Members)

Late/On-site Registration (Paid registration received on or after September 1, 2010 and for on-site registrants, Last day for online registration is Sept 10, 2010 Midnight EST)
Half-Day: $85 each (Members) or $100 each (Non-Members)

*Yes, we know. The Conference Brochure (p. 13) lists our morning program as the teaching artists session and our afternoon program as the arts and humanties professionals panel. However, the session times ARE as listed above. What would a conference be without just a little confusion?!

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