- artists, instructors, event facilitators, volunteers, hobbyists and other “creative agers” who continue to learn, practice, develop and create!
- to celebrate and recognize the wide range of creative capacities, achievements and resources among our older adults and the organizations that serve them.
- to promote creative aging initiatives as strategies for healthy aging and healthy communities.
The social media platforms are maintained by Kathy Smith London Ontario, founder and coordinator of the London Creative Age Network and Creative Age Festival London.
Kathy Smith was co-chair of the Age Friendly London Working Group. In 2010, London Ontario was the first Canadian city to receive the Age Friendly City designation from the World Health Organization.
Kathy was appointed the Mayor’s Honour Roll for her contributions to the arts in the City of London Ontario. In 2015, Kathy received the Adult Educator Award from the London Council for Adult Education for her programs targeted to older adults. She is a producer of the TV show – Making the Most of Your Retirement.
In 2016, Kathy was awarded the Ontario Senior Achievement Award by the Minister for Seniors Affairs Minister Dipika Damerla and The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell the 29th Lieutenant Governor of Ontario and represents Her Majesty The Queen of Canada for contributions to arts and culture and developing new initiatives to raise awareness about creative aging.