We work with municipalities and organizations to secure resources and provide training to empower and engage older adults.
Creative Community Development
While there is no one model of community-engaged art, its practices can be broadly defined as collaborative creative processes that involve professional artists, social institutions, grassroots groups or individuals ~Ontario Arts Council
We’re now celebrating 10 years – community-based, creative age events and outreach programs in art, photography, drumming, creative writing, theatre, dance, storytelling, blogging, journaling and social networking. The programs and activities are designed to inspire, empower, teach new skills and encourage meaningful social engagement. Presentations, programs and training can be organized through:
-arts and cultural institutions
-independent living retirement homes
-seniors’ apartment communities
Creative Age Outreach Programs 2010-20
For the past 10 years, the core members of the Creative Age Network and volunteers have worked with community organizations to identify opportunities, secure resources to raise awareness to develop and deliver creative arts programs to socially isolated adults in care homes, seniors centres, libraries, day programs, rural communities and low-income social housing.
Many thanks to funders and community partners – New Horizons for Seniors Canada, Ontario Seniors Community Grant Program, Museum London, The City of London Age Friendly Network, London Public Library, and Municipality of Thames Centre and London Middlesex Community Housing for funding and/or partnership support.
In 2020 we’re taking part in a research project funded by Canada Council for the Arts by developing and organizing art activities with those who experience vision, hearing, cognitive and mobility limitations.
New! Creative Age Mobile Art Studio
Coordinated by Kathy Smith, we organize outreach programs, activities and social events to adults at risk of social isolation due to economic or mobility barriers. Programs include skills development and meaningful social/community engagement groups and individuals.
Seniors or their caregivers can hire a visiting Creative Companion to learn, explore, discover and create in the safety and comfort of their own apartment residence or private home.
Speaking, Training and Consulting
Phone: 519 697-2177