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  • 1. Today we bring you THE ROLE OF ARTS & CREATIVITY IN YOURSENIORCENTER The Pennsylvania Association of Area Agencies on Aging welcomes you to the TOOLS FOR THE TRADE Webinar Series. Aging Positively Rennie Cohen Presented by Mary Catherine Dabrowski

2. REMEMBER . . . 50+ = 3 Generations Boomers G.I. Generation Interest, NOT Age Center Without Walls Effective Programming Needs a Plan Community Partners 3. Creativity Matters 4. whether a new solution to a problem, a new method or device, or a new artistic object or form. Creativity is the ability to produce something new through imaginative skill Studies also show that intelligience has little correlation with creativity. Britannica Concise Encyclopedia: 5. It is a mistake to regard age as a downhill grade toward dissolution. The reverse is true. As one grows older, one climbs with surprising strides. ~ George Sand, French novelist & memoirist 6. James Taylor Stevie Nicks born 1948 born 1948 7. James Taylor Stevie Nicks born 1948 born 1948 65 8. Paul McCartney Aretha Franklin born 1942 born 1942 9. Paul McCartney Aretha Franklin born 1942 born 1942 71 10. Toni Morrison Tony Bennett born 1931 born 1926 11. Toni Morrison Tony Bennett born 1931 born 1926 87 81 12. Betty White Stan Lee born 1922 born 1922 13. Betty White Stan Lee born 1922 born 1922 14. Betty White Stan Lee born 1922 born 1922 91 15. Shirley S. Allen published by Mainly Murder Press in 2010 born 1921 (when Shirley was 81) 16. Shirley S. Allen published by Mainly Murder Press in 2010 92 MarkWilliamsInternational Digital Publishing relaunched Shirley S. Allens first novel as an ebook in 2012 born 1921 (when Shirley was 81) 17. WHO? 18. Julie Cameron, author of The Artists Way Mark McGuinness, poet & coach for artists Seeing logical associations between seemingly unrelated things is a hallmark of creativity. Yes. I believe that everyone is creative. Whether you declare yourself an artist or not, you make creative choices every day. 19. Creativity is inherent in everyone, can be nurtured throughout life. Through creativity, the expertise gained with aging has the potential to offset the complications of aging. Creativity Matters: Arts & Aging in America ~ Gay Hanna & Susan Perlstein 20. WHY? 21. Dr. Gene Cohen Arts participation is proven to increase the health & wellbeing of older adults 22. YES - your brain loses neurons throughout life In The Mature Mind, Gene Cohen says: BUT - its not about the number of neurons IT IS - about the connections between neurons the dendrites HOW ? dendrites develop & grow when the brain is exposed to a rich, stimulating environment. 23. Art Matters 24. To evoke in oneself a feeling one has once experienced, Leo Tolstoy in What Is Art? (1896) and having evoked it in oneself, then, by means of movements, lines, colors, sounds, or forms expressed in words, so to transmit that feeling that others may experience the same feeling this is the activity of art. 25. WHAT? 26. Musicians have notes. Painters have paint. Writers have words. ~ Lisa Fantino, author 27. Painting Studio at Home 28. Painting Studio at Home Painting at the Center 29. Painting Studio at Home Painting at the Center Teaching Artist 30. Book Discussion at the Center or the Library 31. Book Discussion at the Center or the Library or the local Coffeehouse 32. share the joy of dance KAIROSalive! 33. We are part of the emerging national field of Creative Aging, working alongside professionals in the arts, health care, social service and community development to raise awareness about the importance of creative involvement across the lifespan. kairosdance.org 34. HOW? 35. REMEMBER . . . Effective Programming Needs a Plan 36. artsandaging.org 37. artsandaging.org FREE 38. bestdayofmylifesofar.org 39. bestdayofmylifesofar.orgI feel like one of the loveliest parts of this project is that at every given moment in time, it is both larger than life and can be tucked right inside each of our hearts. 40. bestdayofmylifesofar.org 41. More? 42. REMEMBER . . . Center Without Walls Community Partners 43. creativeaging.org 44. seniortheatre.com /senior-theatre-articles 45. pahumanities.org 46. newhorizonsmusic.org 47. PROCESS? 48. Inspiration is for amateurs ~ Chuck Close, one of America's most influential & collectable artists. If you wait around for the clouds to part & a bolt of lightning to strike you in the brain, you are not going to make an awful lot of work. 49. All the best ideas come out of the process; Things occur to you & something else that you reject will push you in another direction. ~ Chuck Close, one of America's most influential & collectable artists. they come out of the work itself. if you just get to work, something will occur to you & something else will occur to you 50. 48 Chuck Close born 1940 51. 48 Chuck Close born 1940 Art saved my life 73 quadraplegic 1988 52. Art transforms everyone who experiences the art. 53. Art transforms everyone who experiences the art. 54. Art transforms everyone who experiences the art. 55. Art transforms everyone who experiences the art. 56. PRODUCT? 57. Art Exhibit Reception/Event 58. Art Exhibit Reception/Event 59. Art Exhibit Reception/Event 60. ArtVenture 61. ArtVenture 62. ArtVenture 63. ArtVenture 64. ArtVenture 65. Handcrafts Exhibit 66. Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven's sake. ~ Kurt Vonnegut, American writer Do it as well as you possible can. You will get an enormous reward. Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio. Tell stories. Write a poem to a friend, even a lousy poem. You will have created something. No Magic Wand Needed 67. Thank you to P4A for this Tools for the Trade Webinar! Aging Positively Rennie Cohen [email protected] 610-724-0903 IMPROVING YOUR CENTERS BOTTOM LINE GROWING A MEMBER SUPPORT TEAM ASKING FOR MONEY IS EASIER THAN YOU THINK! EXPANDING YOUR SENIOR CENTER PROGRAMMING ~ Part 1 This presentation, along with the following webinars in this series, will be archived on the P4A website. EXPANDING YOUR SENIOR CENTER PROGRAMMING ~ Part 2 68. Photo Credits Creativity by mrsdkredbs Gillian Ayres Painting Sang the Sun in Flight by Jim Linwood A Midsummer Night, Gillian Ayres by Thomas Guest 40/365 by tiff_ku1 The Power of Creativity by The Shifted Librarian Uphill by g.wu. Writing by jjpacres Pottery Selection by violetknows Creative Hands Mindy by dalydose Creative Hands by LijoJose Poetry Reading 001 by pennstatenews Plaza Dancing by Alex Ristea 30a.FSGW.Crafts.32ndWFF.GlenEchoParkMD.3June2012 by Elvert Barnes Playing Red Roses for a Blue Lady-1= by Sheba_Also 90cb by rearl Quilt-art-of-inclusion010 detail3 by stella_beli IMG_3641 by davidgrinnell Get with the rhythm by mjevenstar My Easel by Marcia Furman A Great Books Discussion Group met at the Newton Free Library on April 12 to learn about The Power of the Majority by De Tocqueville by Newton Free Library Supper Sleuths book discussion group by Lucius Beebe Memorial Library One Book Discussion - Java Room by chelmsfordpubliclibrary Evita at the Forest Theatre in Carmel with Library Folks by Squid! Poetry reading by Palmerston North City Library Harlequin Art Exhibit, NYC, 5/29/09 139 of 145 by rtbookreviews Dover OSC Craft Show by Nerissa Alford Designs Magic Wand by Nieve44/Luz Questions? by Rajiv Patel (Rajivs View)