Thanks to all who are participating in our annual Creative Aging Awareness Week – a social media networking campaign using #creativeaging2024 May 27th through to the 31st 2024.

Thanks to London Ontario’s Western University Masters of Library and Information Sciences summer program for the opportunity to present about Creative Aging in Public Libraries. Over the years, our Creative Age Network members in London Ontario and Thames Centre Ontario have worked with library partners to organize both onsite and online programming.

Creative Age London Public Library Instructors

Onsite library programs at the branches have included literary, visual and performing arts along with festivals and concerts for social connections.

During the winter months of 2022, our online creative aging pilot project became a case study for McMaster University post grad students in Hamilton Ontario. Our facilitators and instructors were able to learn new digital skills to help them teach online. Following the pilot project, we developed an Online Presentation Skills Workshops for older artist-instructors who wanted to continue to learn new digital skills to participate in ZOOM programs from their home studios. Since that time, a growing number of older adults continue to join the network to take advantage of our digital coaching sessions to explore the creative digital arts and become more comfortable with home studio art/craft supplies, software and technologies using multiple cameras for demonstrations for our “Create@Home” series.

Old skool meets new skool – many of our artists and crafters loved the opportunity to work with iPhone, iPad and DSLR cameras along with new apps and digital tools. The digital training was fun, informal and experiential. We launched our own version of Creative Age Networking 2.0.