Canada’s population is not only growing older – but the pace of change is accelerating, as StatsCan numbers show seniors now outnumber children for the first time in the survey’s history. This demographic shift will present both challenges and opportunities for Ontario municipalities.
Creative Age London volunteers have been organizing creative aging programs, events and activities since 2010. Working with community partners, they bring arts and creative programs to older adults where they live or gather. This includes music, dance, poetry, theatre and community arts programs offered in local businesses, long-term care facilities, seniors’ centres, retirement residences and through public library branches.
Creative Age London also collaborates with community organizations to develop funding proposals and sponsorship proposals for community programs, events and activities.
Our informative and entertaining PowerPoint presentations are of interest to service clubs, seniors’ groups and municipalities. Webinars will be available in the Fall. Please use our contact form to find out more and book a presentation..
The presenter, Kathy Smith is the founder/co-ordinator of London Creative Age Network and she has completed the Artist Training Certificate Program in Arts and Aging from the National Centre for Creative Aging.
Kathy is the recipient of the 2016/17 Province of Ontario Senior Achievement Award from The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario for her creative aging initiatives and in 2015, Kathy received the Adult Educator Award from the London Council for Adult Education. Kathy was also named to the Mayor’s Honour Roll for Arts in London Ontario.
Location – Thunder Bay Art Gallery
Keynote address Creative EngAGING Symposium