About Blogger Kathy Smith
Welcome to this Creative Age blog. These pages and posts may interest those who continue to strive to realize their full potential in the second half of life.
My name is Kathy Smith. Since childhood, I’ve been compelled by curiosity to explore a more creative path. That curiosity led me to music, art, media and marketing and I had a very fulfilling primary career. My goal at this time of my life is to make a positive and creative social impact with a small but mighty network of peers and colleagues.
With the support of community leaders, funders, sponsors and local residents, we have been able to create sparks that radiate outward to the counties of Middlesex, Oxford, Elgin and Perth. We also developed an extended community to support and sustain ongoing programs, events and activities in and around London Ontario. Our advisory team and volunteers are now familiar with marketing strategies and federal/provincial grants available to them to continue the research, planning and development of new outreach programs of interest to adults 55+.
Kathy Smith originally started an early, yet traditional retirement in 2006. An abrupt change of marital status and the financial crisis of 2008 led her back to the workforce. Along the way, she learned how to inspire herself and others to realize their full potential in the second half of life.
Kathy was named to the Mayor’s Honour Roll for Arts and Culture in London Ontario. She received an Adult Educator Recognition from the London Council for Adult Education in 2015. In 2016 she received the Ontario Achievement Award for her efforts in the Age Friendly and Creative Age Networks from the Lieutenant Governor, The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell. Kathy completed the Artist Training Certification program through the National Centre of Creative Aging. Recently, Kathy was named to the 2019 Honour Roll of London North Centre Peter Fragiskatos, Liberal MP.
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