Monday, February 28, 2011

It's Monday and it's the last day of February! Let's Dance!

Even if you've seen this video a hundred times already ... 'cmon ... don't tell me you aren't tapping your foot and remembering high school dances. Go ahead. No one's looking. Get up and dance February away!

Happy Monday!
(Can't see the video? Go to Artful Aging and enjoy!)

Monday, February 21, 2011

It's Monday! It's Presidents' Day and a penny saved . . .

Penny wise is often pound foolish. ~ French Proverb

A bad penney always comes back. ~ German Proverb

If it's a penny for your thoughts and you put in your two cents worth, then someone, somewhere is making a penny.  ~ Steven Wright

Happy Presidents' Day!
(Can't see the video? Go to Artful Aging and enjoy!)

Friday, February 18, 2011

Yes, more about Baby Boomers . . .

"Boomers have certainly sucked up
a lot of cultural oxygen,"

Take a minute and listen to what some folks have to say about the Boomers' Legacy (after a commercial, of course!).

Two years ago shared their view of the Baby Boomers' Legacy.

How do Boomers and Art go together? According to USA Today, Boomers help democratize art. But Boomer or not, there is always time for Art. 

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

Have a heArtfilled day today!

Happy Valentine's Day!
(Can't see the video? Go to Artful Aging and enjoy!)

Friday, February 11, 2011

Social Media and Boomers

Boomers didn't grow up with computers, but more than one-third of people online today are Boomers. And Boomers are joining Social Media at a record rate.

Now do you see why we keep telling you to get on Facebook!   Remember to  "LIKE" us!

Have you taken the Facebook plunge yet?

No? Well, why not? Re-read our posts Facebook is Easy as 1-2-3! and More Facebook is easy as 1-2-3! And find all our posts about Facebook and Social Media by clicking on that topic in our right-hand sidebar.

Monday, February 7, 2011

It's Monday! Hurry up and watch this before you forget!

Here's a funny video that you will relate to if you are over 50.  A little song about forgetting. A little bit of aging set to music. It's a fun way to start out your . . .  your . . . hmmm, what is today? Oh, yeah--start your Monday!

Happy Monday! (It is Monday, isn't it?)

(Can't see the video? Go to Artful Aging and enjoy!)

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Free Visual Arts Workshop for Teaching Artists. Yes, it's Free!

Creative Visual Arts Programming for Older Adults
Thursday, February 24, 2011
1:00-3:30 p.m.
Center for Emerging Visual Artists
1521 Locust Street, Philadelphia
"At the Bartol Foundation, we believe that
everyone deserves access to the arts."

Thank you to the Bartol Foundation for sponsoring this FREE workshop for teaching artists co-presented by the Center for Emerging Visual Artists and the Creative Arts & Aging Network.

Clearly, the research shows that high quality arts programs can improve both physical health and mental health for older adults. However, as a teaching artist, you may not have much experience instructing older adults. With Boomers turning 65 this year, "older adult" is a fast growing target audience.

In this workshop, you will be guided through the process of creating an artist’s book. This artist's book will be from the perspective of a facilitator as well as from the perspective of a student. Workspace and materials prep, finding a common language, and the steps for actually constructing the artist's book will be covered. Also in this workshop, you will examine some of the unique challenges and  wonderful possibilities presented when working with older adults. You will be able to share your questions and personal experiences with each other as you explore the potential of teaching visual art to elders.

To register for this workshop click here. And, please, remember not only to sign up, but to show up on February 24. Help keep these programs FREE!*

P.S.--You should bookmark Bartol Foundations' Workshops page to take advantage of their other useful, practical and FREE workshops such as:

Movement to Dialogue: Multiple Ways of Learning and Communicating
Tuesday, February 15th 4:30-6:30 p.m.
United Way Building, 1709 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia

*These Teaching Artist Programs are supported in part by the Samuel S. Fels Fund.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Marc Freedman is coming to Philly!

According to Forbes Magazine, one of the
Names You Need To Know in 2011 is Marc Freedman!
Marc Freedman

Thanks to The Transition Network Philadelphia and The Gershman YMarc Freedman is coming to Philly on February 24 to talk about the opportunities that await us all as we look ahead.

Thank you, TTN,  for bringing him to Philadelphia and for sharing the following news with us!

The Big Shift: What's Ahead for Your Encore Career

Marc Freedman, hailed by The New York Times as
"the voice of the aging baby boomers (seeking) meaningful and sustaining work later in life,"
offers a recipe for how we can transform America's coming midlife crisis into an opportunity for individuals and society. He discusses how people in encore careers provide an unexpected windfall of human talent and what must be done to advance this new stage of life and work.

Marc Freedman is CEO and founder of Civic Ventures, a think tank on boomers, work and social purpose. He spearheaded creation of Experience Corps, now one of America's largest nonprofit national service programs engaging people over 55, and The Purpose Prize, which annually provides five $100,000 prizes and five $50,000 prices to social innovators in the second half of life.

Freedman is the author of Encore, Prime Time, and The Kindness of Strangers. He has been recognized by Fast Company magazine as one of the nation's leading social entrepreneurs, is a winner of the Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship, and has been selected as one of the fifty most influential individuals in the non-profit sector. Freedman lives in the San Francisco area.
Where:  Gershman Y, 401 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA
When:  Thursday, February 24, 2011
Time:  6:30 p.m. Light Dinner; 7:00 p.m. Program
Cost:  $8 for program; $18 for talk and light dinner
Buy your tickets online.For more information, go to the Gershwin Y website
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