Past Events

Sixth Annual International Conference on Positive Aging

The Sixth Annual International Positive Aging Conference is a highly interactive gathering of diverse leaders who are shaping a dynamic future for older adults throughout the world.

The Vital Role of Arts as we Age


Brookline Adult & Community Education in partnership with Brookline Community Aging Network, and the Brookline Public Library, invite you to a special evening of arts and ideas with older artists. Registration is not required but to insure seating please call 781-693-1393. More information available online at

Caring for the Patient with Dementia: New Perspectives

The third annual dementia conference will take place at Riderwood from 7:30AM to 4PM. Each speaker has an immense background in dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease, caregiving, how to deal with stress, research and policy.  Each shares a different perspective in the face of this illness and this conference will prove to be yet another excellent day of learning and caring. Please contact Merry Adler with any questions at 301-754-8211. 

"Reflection in Form" artist David Rubello, Ellen Kayrod Gallery exhibit

A retrospective of the work of David Rubello, long time artist and teacher, photographer and poet from Detroit Michigan.

The Creative Center Training Institute for Artists and Administrators in and Creative Aging

This week-long training will focus on the role of the arts in creative aging and, providing both a theoretical and didactic approach to implementing and sustaining high quality arts programming in a variety of settings serving older adults, from senior centers to long term residential settings for the frail elderly.

Dementia Arts Festival

Free performance for people living with Alzheimer’s disease, their caregivers and the general public. New Mexico poet Stuart Hall reads work documenting his experience in living with dementia. Maria Genné, Kairos Dance and Judith-Kate Friedman, Songwriting Works and Gary Glazner, Alzheimer’s Poetry Project will lead the audience in the creation of a new performance. The event includes light refreshments and the opportunity to chat with the guest artists.

Dementia Arts on Capitol Hill

Join us for a day of activities at the U.S. Capitol focused on bringing attention to the expanding opportunities the arts bring to people with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers.

From Caring to Coaching

Dr. Roger Landry will present at the Ohio LeadingAge Conference.  Providers of housing and services for elders are focused on care.  It's who we are, and we do it extremely well.  It permeates our culture.  Some of us run continuing care retirement communities, some of us offer lifecare; most of us have care plans.  Today, we face changing generational expectations that call on us to expand our concept of care to embrace an ethos of coaching.  A coaching environment empowers, providing knowledge, guidance and opportunities to achieve personal goals.

Summer Institute on Create/Change: Transforming Care for Elders Through Creative Engagement

How can the arts help change the culture of long term care? For 4 days in June of 2012, you can explore this very questions.
Learn from the artists, professional care providers, researchers and residents. Designed for artists, students, and care professionals, you'll learn about partnership and creative engagement, and design your own project!
Held June 24-28, 2012 at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. 


The Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging invites creative caregivers to apply for the second annual Innovation in Caregiving Award.
Up to three award winners will receive a commemorative plaque and a check for $1,000. Awards will be presented at BRIA’s annual conference on November 9, 2012.
The Innovation in Caregiving Award recognizes adults (aged 18 and over) who, in the course of caring for an adult aged 60 or over in a private home or a residential setting: