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Thursday, July 2, 2009 - 12:57pm
Two opportunities to Submit Your Poetry for Publication

Call for Poems: Celebrating Poets over 70

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009 - 12:40pm

There will be a national conference in the United Kingdom on July 9 & 10, 2009 to celebrate older people dancing. The sponsoring organization, Take Art, is the Arts Development Agency for Somerset in the UK and they have been working with older people and creative dance for the past 3 years.

The conference will bring together artists, participants, agencies, politicians and decision makers to inspire and inform the future of dance with older people.

For more information...

Wednesday, June 3, 2009 - 12:09pm

On June 12, 2009 at the Sutton Place Hotel, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

 

Held in conjunction with the Creative Age Festival, this one-day symposium showcases various initiatives and opportunities that are enhancing the depth and breadth of the field of arts and aging. This symposium will provide you with an opportunity to energize and revitalize yourself by exploring new ideas, developing skills, sharing information and identifying opportunities for...

Friday, May 29, 2009 - 2:29pm

It’s everywhere. People are struggling and businesses are closing. Assumed to be the longest recession since World War II, the economy has faltered and sent tremors rippling down Wall Street, along Main Street and near you.

In such a somber environment, it is prime time for creativity to stand up and get noticed. And it’s everywhere. People are reaching for new experiences, businesses are reinventing themselves and...

Monday, May 18, 2009 - 3:24pm

They did not plan to be rich or famous. After all, they both had long, quiet careers in the government. He was a postal worker without a high school diploma and she was a librarian for the New York Public Library with a graduate degree. But Herb had an insatiable passion for art and Dorothy slid right under his wing. Now, approximately 50 years after they met, the Vogel’s have amassed a vast and unique collection of American...

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 2:34pm

Some have struggled for years in jobs, others have followed a quiet creative life and many have tenaciously held on to their entrepreneurial spirit. Yet success found them later in life. When you have dreams of something beyond your present experience, patience is your biggest friend.

Here are some examples:

Anna Mary Robertson "Grandma" Moses was in her 70s when she began painting scenes of her rural life in...

Monday, May 4, 2009 - 10:20am

Yes, it’s tough out there and the wind has not shifted yet. Since there is no economic weather forecast that is reliable, we have to accept this financial debacle and find ways to continue to manage our lives creatively and successfully.

It would be great if there was a magic potion to clear the negative fumes but our resilient attitude will be our best tool. Maintaining your dignity and optimism and building a...

Monday, April 27, 2009 - 2:40pm

"Call me Helen.”

That’s likely the opening words that University of Pennsylvania medical students will hear at their first day of class in Microbiology.

Dr. Helen Davies, 83, is a living legend for her brilliance, creativity, engagement in social issues as well as her personal warmth and compassion. She has won a staggering number of prestigious teaching awards including the 2006 Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Robert J. Glaser Distinguished...

Monday, April 20, 2009 - 3:30pm

With the economy in a tailspin, financial worries all around us , how can we continue to give in the same way as we have in the past? With creative approaches, gift giving can still feel wonderful and generous. There are many ways to give joy and kindness to others without feeling impoverished. Remember that it is your thoughtfulness that is an integral part of gift giving and never hesitate to use plenty of colorful tissues and ribbons to make your gift look ultra fabulous!

CRAFTY...

Thursday, April 9, 2009 - 5:32pm

Or an eagle? Or maybe a swan? Or what about a mockingbird?
BJ Gallagher Hateley and Warren Schmidt have written the fabulous book, A Peacock in the Land of Penguins: A Fable about Creativity & Courage. It is charming and piercing, funny and poignant; a testimony to the beauty of being different in any organization and the struggle to gain a voice. Penguins are metaphorically portrayed as corporate styled birds in an icy climate dressed formally...

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