Past Events

The Creative Center at University Settlement Training Institute for Artists and Administrators in Creative Aging

For the second year in a row, this Institute will focus on the growing field of creative aging and will provide artists, as well as arts, senior center and nursing home administrators both a theoretical and didactic approach to implementing, sustaining and evaluating high quality arts programming in a variety of settings serving older adults, from senior centers to long term residential settings for the frail elderly.

Introduction To Elders Academy: Eldership Education for the Second Half of Life

Elders Academy prepares us through education for the second half of life. Although societies have found ways to initiate us for the demands of our first half of life through educating us for adulthood and middle adulthood, we are often less prepared to face the second half of life. Concepts such as retirement and golden years present a limited idea of the potential contained in our second half. Elders Academy re-establishes an important role that has been lost in the last few centuries of our industrialization: the role of the elder.

ARTZ: Artists for Alzheimer’s Open House

ARTZ has started a new series of programming based around education, networking and the arts. At this open house ARTZ Co-Founder, and Hearthstone Alzheimer Care’s President, Dr. John Zeisel will be facilitating a discussion around person-centered care and the role of arts in enhancing creative expression and alleviating the four A’s associated with Alzheimer’s: aggression, apathy, anxiety, and agitation.

Clearwater Chorus: Ain’t Love Grand?

The Clearwater Chorus, a 60 voice choir comprised mainly of adults over the age of 55, has been a program with the Marcia P. Hoffman Institute for the past 7 years, and was a program under the City of Clearwater for 30 years prior. Our spring concert will be presented on the Ruth Eckerd Hall Mainstage April 14th, at 2pm.

Memory Arts Café presents a Valentine’s Dance

This Memory Arts Cafe event features the dance company Rhythm Break Cares (RBC). Please join us for an evening of fun, dancing and socializing. RBC takes a unique and highly effective approach to address the widespread and immediate needs of individuals with Alzheimer's, associated dementias, and their caregivers, by engaging them in partner dance as a means to improve their quality of life. The New York Memory Center will provide hand-made Valentine’s sweets. Poet Gary Glazner hosts the program.

Creative Aging: The Gift of Creativity in Later Life

Join in on a discussion about the goals of successful aging and the important role creativity and the arts play in achieving quality of life

Encore Chorale Season Finale at the Kennedy Center

Encore Chorale, the nation’s largest choral program for older adults, will present our Kennedy Center Season Finale Encore Chorale in a Holiday Concert. This will include ALL our Encore Chorales!