Summit on Creativity and Aging in America Report Webinar

On February 3, 2016, NEA staff and invited speakers introduced the white paper from the Summit on Creativity and Aging in America, which was hosted by the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Center for Creative Aging in May 2015. The summit brought together more than 70 experts to discuss the challenges and opportunities in the fields of healthy aging, lifelong learning in the arts, and design for aging communities. The summit was a precursor to the 2015 White House Conference on Aging, which was part of a series of public forums, culminating in a White House event that addressed four major issues: retirement security, long-term services and supports, healthy aging, and elder abuse. The webinar covered the main findings from the summit, including opportunities for developing vibrant, healthy communities and services for older adults, as we look toward an unprecedented shift in our population in the coming years.

Speakers included NEA Accessibility Director Beth Bienvenu, NCCA Executive Director Gay Hanna, and 2015 White House Conference on Aging Director Nora Super.

Download the report (pdf)