London and Area Creative Age Network

Kathy Smith of London Ontario brought together a group of talented and creative adults 55+ who identified and secured both financial and human resources to develop creative programs and activities in and around the London area. The goal was to build community capacity through the arts to reduce social isolation and promote

healthier aging and community engagement

As a peer-led empowerment network, they supported and encouraged arts instructors and other network members, facilitators, volunteers and associates to develop informative and entertaining outreach programs and events to

educate, entertain, empower and inspire

Programs 2010 to 2020

We are grateful for the support we’ve received for the past 10 years from all of our volunteers, sponsors and community partners including – New Horizons for Seniors Canada, Ontario Seniors Community Grant Program, Over55 London, Museum London, The City of London Age Friendly Network, London Arts Council, Third Age Outreach, Neighbourhood Watch, London Public Library, Municipality of Thames Centre, VON, Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities and London Middlesex Community Housing. Now, looking forward to the next 10 years.

Digital Transformation

During the summer of 2020, network members are

in the process of taking

programs, activities and events online.

creativity – healthy aging – technology

Kathy Smith

Province of Ontario Achievement Award

founder – coordinator

London and Area Creative Age Network