About

Helping Seniors Thrive

To respond to current economic and social challenges, our volunteers, organizers, facilitators and instructors have committed to securing a broad range of resources to provide new creative services and opportunities to help low income seniors thrive – now and in the years to come. In 2023 we’ll increase our efforts to advocate for province-wide creative aging initiatives that serve all older adults (50+). 

New! Online Connections

We are currently developing and testing a variety of new online programs, presentations and activities for older adults in both urban and rural communities.

Leadership

Kathy Smith is a collage and mixed media artist. When she’s not organizing outreach and community engagement programs, you can find Kathy in her home studio located in downtown London Ontario.

Current Projects

Artist-Educator-Community Consultant with McMaster University, University of Guelph, Centre [3] Direct[Message] a collaborative community arts project based in Ontario and generously funded by the Canada Council for the Arts (Digital Strategy Fund). It aims to make the arts more interactive and accessible for older adults through digital technology.

2022-23 Artist-Educator-Project Coordinator for a collaborative Creative Arts and Wellness Project sponsored by Museum London and funded by the Ministry of Employment and Social Development, New Horizons for Seniors Canada.

Awards-Recognitions

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

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

Founder/Director London New Arts Festival

Adult Education Award, London Council for Adult EducatIon

Community Leadership Recognition, London North Centre

Tourism London, Spirit of Excellence Finalist