What is Creative Aging?

Creative Aging is the practice of engaging older adults (55+) in participatory arts programs, with a focus on mastery of new skills, social engagement and life review. ~Maine Arts Commission

“….creative aging is about possibilities and “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

To me, the Creative Age is that 25 years between retirement and the onset of frailty when older adults are still active, productive and engaged in making creative contributions to their communities.” Kathy Smith, Creative Age Network