Past Events

Opening Minds Through Art

Scripps Gerontology Center at Miami University and Cedar Village Retirement Community present Opening Minds through Art (OMA). OMA is a facilitator training seminar for artists and healthcare professionals. The seminar provides the opportunity to learn how to implement and evaluate an evidence based intergenerational visual art program for people with dementia.

Enhancing Memory through Creativity: Cognitive Training with Diverse Groups

During this webinar series you will be able to: explore concepts related to creativity and aging; understand multicultural approaches to working with diverse older adults; acquire skills for assessing and addressing cognitive performance in late-life; examine theories related to neuroscience; and use art-making to enhance cognition, mood, and socialization in group settings. CEU's offered.
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UCLA Memory Training Program

Workshop designed for people with mild memory concerns.  Four sessions, once a week on Tuesdays, where you will learn practical techniques for enhancing memory performance. Free admission. Class size limited; pre-registration required. For information, call Emily Carvill (310) 478-0226 ext 11. 

The Creative Center Training Institute for Artists and Administrators in Creative Aging 2013

This week-long training will focus on the role of the arts in creative aging and will provide 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.

Your Life Story: Explorations in Memory and Music

Join Villa Musica as they explore the writing of life stories in memory and music. Villa Musica will begin each session by reading articles on the craft of memoir, followed by in-class writing exercises. Students will have an opportunity to share their work during the second part of the class. This workshop is intended for beginning and experienced writers. A suggested donation of $50.00 is recommended. 

10th International IAHSA Conference – Connecting our Global Community

David Gentner, President and CEO of the Wartburg in Mt. Vernon, NY and Dale Hilton, Director of Teaching and Learning at the Cleveland Museum will give a presentation on Creative Aging using Arts and Technology. Mr. Gentner will address how the Wartburg’s Creative Aging Council helps our residents express themselves through art, song, theater, poetry, and oral histories. He will share how we set up our council and how other groups can do the same to set their organizations apart from others and foster engagement at all levels of staff and management. Ms.

International Council on Active Aging Conference 2013: Transforming ideas into action

Come to the ICAA annual conference to network and learn about active aging in America. NCCA will be exhibiting our Beautiful Minds campaign featuring people 55+ living inspiring and creative lives. 

Leading Age Session: Making the Arts Accessible to Diverse Populations

NCCA will host a session within the LeadingAge Conference where you'll learn: About two Alzheimer's programs that utilize the arts as a vehicle for improving quality of life for individuals with dementia; hear how EngAGE, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit, provides arts and wellness opportunities to thousands of older adults living in affordable senior apartment communities; and cconsider ways similar arts programming can be replicated within your community or organization.


The 2013 LeadingAge Annual Meeting connects thousands of aging services professionals who are facing the same triumphs and challenges that you face every day. If you're there, visit the Beautiful Minds booth where we'll be exhibiting.