UPDATE: THE CREATIVE AGE Creativity and Aging in America 2015 Leadership Exchange and Conference - Thank You and Looking Ahead
The NCCA Staff and planning team are in the process of debriefing THE CREATIVE AGE Creativity and Aging in America. The week was filled to the brim with gatherings including: The Summit on Creativity and Aging in America with the National Endowment for the Arts, a dynamic Congressional Briefing hosted by U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill, Kairos Alive! Community Dance Hall, the 2015 NCCA Leadership Exchange, and the leading-edge Professional Development Institute.
This seminal convening brought together arts and humanities professionals including teaching artists and older artists; health care professionals; research professionals in arts and humanities; leaders in the field for livable communities and care for older adults; and older adults who are flourishing across the spectrum of aging. The conference successfully provided a platform for the exchange of ideas in best practices; dynamic conversations about what it is like to age today in America; innovations in research; and impacted policies surrounding arts and adult care programs.
We are delighted to report that the conference also helped to build support and create international connections in anticipation of the 2016 International Leadership Exchange and Conference. In the weeks ahead NCCA will be sharing more highlights, photos, and video from the 2015 Leadership Exchange and Conference! Please look forward to blog updates and more from the next NCCA newsletter.