Founder and Coordinator

Kathy Smith originally started an early, yet traditional retirement in 2006.  Unexpected life changes led her back to the workforce in 2009. Along the way, she learned how to inspire herself and others to realize their full potential in the second half of life.

Kathy writes about active community engagement, older workers, creative aging and creative arts hubs for older adults.

Kathy Smith creative age speakerKathy was named to the Mayor’s Honour Roll for Arts and Culture in London Ontario.  Since her late career transition, she has also received an Adult Educator Recognition from the London Council for Adult Education.  In 2016 she received the Ontario Achievement Award from The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor for volunteering with Age Friendly London and launching the Creative Age Network. Kathy completed the Artist Training Certification program through the National Centre of Creative Aging and recently, Kathy was named to the 2019 Honour Roll of London North Centre Peter Fragiskatos, Liberal MP.


A Creative Festival for Older Adults

“Kathy Smith a Driving Force in the Seniors Community”

“Creative Aging encourages seniors to try new things”

“Announcing the 2019 London North Centre Honour Roll”


speaking, training, coaching, consulting

Email – info@creativeage.ca