Summit on Creativity and Aging in America

Monday, May 18, 2015 - 09:00

How can the arts address the issues of aging? On May 18, 2015 in Washington, DC, policymakers, researchers, and practitioners will look at various ways the arts can enhance the lives of older Americans at the Summit on Creativity and Aging in America: A Pre-Conference to the White House Conference on Aging. The summit is co-sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Center for Creative Aging (NCCA).

The summit is designed as a precursor to a larger White House Conference on Aging later this year. It is part of a series of public forums, which will produce recommendations to the White House conference on four major issues: retirement security, long-term services and supports, healthy aging, and elder abuse. The NEA/NCCA summit recommendations will inform the healthy aging category.

The general sessions will be accessible live from 9:00 – 10:00 am, 11:45 am – 12:15 pm, 2:45 – 3:15 pm, and again at 4:30 – 5:30 pm. Follow the conversation @NEAarts and @CreativityAging with the hashtag #CreativeAgeSummit. You can listen using your computer speakers or dial-in to 1-877-685-5350, participant code: 739587.

See more information on the Summit.