About

“Aging is an extraordinary process where you become the person you should have been.”

David Bowie

Community-Based Arts Programming

Throughout the COVID pandemic, our facilitators, associates and volunteers worked from home and learned new digital skills. With the help of coaches and mentors they adapted existing technologies for creative self-expression and expanded online community connections. Online programs, events and activities will continue to be scheduled during the winter months. We’ll resume onsite programming in the spring of 2022 and continue through the summer and fall seasons.

Creative Age Outreach – for the past 12 years, our network members and volunteers have assisted municipalities, cultural organizations, arts councils, service-providers and caregivers in Southwestern Ontario secure resources for community-based research and life enrichment programs for older adults. A current list of community partners is available on request.

Instructors and Facilitators

Our instructors have completed a graduate degree in education, arts education or adult education. Our performers are popular and highly regarded professionals. We have experience in the development and delivery of arts education programs, workshops and performances in the following practices:

drama

music/singing

rhythmic arts and community drumming

arts and crafts

photography

digital media coaching and support services

Community Connections

New funding and community partnerships allow us to design and develop a variety of new programs, events and activities for older adults. Our experienced and trained instructors enrich the lives of older adults in many different community settings.

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Leadership

(past Director)

Kathy Smith has been researching, developing and delivering creative arts programs, events and activities in and around Southwestern Ontario since 1987. When she’s not organizing outreach and community engagement programs, you can find Kathy in her home studio located in downtown London Ontario. Kathy uses recycled paper, textiles and found objects to create original works for show and sale.

Awards-Recognitions

Mayor’s Honour Roll for Arts and Culture, City of London

Adult Education Award, London Council for Adult EducatIon

Province of Ontario Seniors Achievement Award, Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario

Community Leadership Recognition, London North Centre