What is Creative Aging

Creative aging is all about arousing curiosity and lifelong learning

Bill Tramposch

2019 Aroha Fellow for Museums and Creative Aging,

American Alliance of Museums


Often called Sage-ing, Creative Aging takes many forms: academic, social and personal. It includes festivals, conferences, classes, group sessions and individual creative pursuits.

Sage-ing With Creative Spirit, Grace and Gratitude

The Journal of Creative Aging

edited by Karen Close.

“Creation brings a renewed excitement to everyday life. It’s something to look forward to and lose yourself in. The creative way to wellness is guilt-free. You deserve to treat your brain, your body, your inner self and the soul in a respectful way, remembering that we are all born with talent and to be creators. It’s up to you to find your way. Start by putting art into your daily routine, like having your morning coffee or walking the dog.” – artist, Linda Lovisa, Kelowna BC

“Creative aging is about possibilities, freeing ourselves of limiting beliefs about aging and embracing the reality that individuals continue to grow, learn, and contribute to their communities throughout the life journey.” Pat Spadafora, Kaleidoscope Consulting

“Creative aging in its many forms is hopeful, often transformative and usually fun. It is the practice of engaging older adults (55+) in participatory, professionally run arts programs with a focus on social engagement and skills mastery. Lifetime Arts, New Rochelle NY