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Creative Aging Workshops offered to NH Teaching Artists

Creative Aging programs engage older adults in active arts learning.  Senior service centers, health sites, arts/ community groups and libraries are looking for teaching artists who can design and deliver effective programs for an aging population. The New Hampshire State Council on the Arts and Lifetime Arts are teaming up with two great partner sites in Lebanon and Concord.  Learn about current research on arts and aging, see what’s different about adult learning, analyze best practices, explore how your arts education expertise forms a strong basis for working with older adults.

Lifetime Arts logoIn these workshops, Maura O’Malley, CEO and Co-founder of Lifetime Arts and Annie Montgomery, Master Teaching Artist at Lifetime Arts will introduce teaching artists to the field of creative aging. Lifetime Arts has developed and implemented training workshops for Creative Aging Programs, libraries and teaching artists nationally.  Lifetime Arts is currently partnering with twenty major library systems, including Portland Public Library, on the Creative Aging in America’s Public Libraries Project. One of the goals of the workshop is to introduce interested artists to the emerging field of Creative Aging.

The workshops will include:

  • Best Practices in Creative Aging
  • Teaching Artists Qualities and Qualifications
  • Designing & Facilitating Creative Aging Programs
  • Curriculum Development & Social Engagement Strategies
  • Nuts & Bolts of Program Implementation

Creative Aging Workshop #1: Open to NH AIE/AIH Roster & teaching artists with experience in educational settings.

(New) Kilton Library, West Lebanon
September 16, 2015 |  10:00 am- 4:30 pm
Early registration for AIE / AIH Roster Artists: $40 until July 15, 2015; regular registration $50 for all others

Creative Aging Workshop #2 : Open to all NH teaching artists and artists with an interest in working with seniors.

GoodLife Programs and Activities, Smokestack Center, Concord
September 17, 2015 | 10:00 am- 3:30 pm
Early registration for AIE / AIH Roster Artists: $40 until July 15, 2015; regular registration $50 for all others

Space is limited so sign up early!
Registrations include a box lunch and will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.

Click here to register for Workshop #1

Click here to register for Workshop #2

Or if you prefer, you can register by filing out this form and mailing it along with your payment: PDF

Registration contact: Frumie Selchen, 603-323-7302,
Program Contact: Catherine O’Brian, Arts Education/Arts in Health Coordinator, NH State Council on the Arts,, 603-271-0795

For more information about Lifetime Arts and Creative Aging visit  

For more information about the NH State Council on the Arts’ Arts in Health grants & services, including the Arts in Health Directory and listserve, visit:

Workshop flyer: PDF

The workshops are sponsored by the NH State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts in cooperation with the GoodLife Programs and Activities, the Kilton Library, West Lebanon and the Arts Alliance of Northern NH with support from the Hanover Food Coop Stores

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Last updated: August 26, 2015

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