Curtis Cooper is an Activity Director for the Memory Care Unit of Bonaventure in Tigard, Oregon who uses creative aging interventions such as music, poetry, and quiltmaking to bring joy to his unit.
Training & Consulting
National Center for Creative Aging (NCCA) is the go-to resource for creative aging consulting and training. Founded in 2001, through a partnership between the National Council on Aging and the National Endowment for the Arts, NCCA is uniquely capable of supporting your agency to move forward in this exciting, growing field.
NCCA IS THE ONLY NATIONAL SERVICE ORGANIZATION DEDICATED FULLY TO PROMOTING THE FIELD OF CREATIVE AGING AND OFFERS:
- Expertise – Access to 75 of the nation’s leading experts and teaching artists in creative aging
- Wealth of resources – Highly rated education, training and consulting services as well as valuable online resources
- Unmatched knowledge of the field – Developers of the only national database of creative aging programs and best practices
- Funding savvy - Unique knowledge about potential funding streams through work with Grantmaker affinity groups
NCCA offers its services to a variety of organizations including:
State Arts Agencies: NCCA offers programming and trainings for State Arts Agencies who want to provide their teaching artists and arts organizations with innovative training in the expanding field of arts and aging.
Aging Services: NCCA has a robust history of providing strategic planning, program development and implementation, asset mapping, and evaluation for aging services implementing arts programming into their systems.