Celebrate Creative Ageing
Image: Dianne from Coolamon in the Eastern Riverina. Dianne was photographed as part of the BOLD – selfies by oldies project, funded through the Department of Family and Community Services. Image credit: Shona Pratt
Celebrate Creative Ageing Sydney is a new annual international conference convened by The Australian Centre for Arts and Health. It will explore the importance of older people engaging in the arts and creative activities to foster good health and wellbeing as they age.
An outstanding international speakers program, featuring the world’s best in creative ageing, will lead a robust conversation and exploration about the immense value of the arts in ageing well, whether older people are living independently or living within aged care and palliative care services.
The program features international speakers, Dominic Campbell, Creative Ageing International, Dublin; Gary Glazner, Founding Director, Alzheimers Poetry Project and Anne Basting, Educator and Artist, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, USA; Founding Director, Time Slips Creative Storytelling Project; author “Forget Memory: Creating Better Lives for People with Dementia”
Australian speakers include Adriane Boag, National Gallery Australia and Regional Arts NSW CEO, Elizabeth Rogers.
Ms Rogers will speak about Shining Examples of Creative Ageing in the Country highlighting the three Creative Ageing projects funded through the Department of Family and Community Services – Ageing, Disability and Home Care in the three arts board regions.
The pilot projects, Maisie’s Choir and Kitchen Band (Southern Tablelands Arts); BOLD – selfies by oldies, (Eastern Riverina Arts) and For Prosperity’s Sake (Western Riverina Arts) have received acclaim from their communities, councils and further afield.
Full Registration Tuesday 25 August – Thursday 27 August AUD $895.00
Single Day Registration Wednesday 26 August AUD $550.00
Single Day Registration Thursday 27 August AUD $550.00