Creative Aging Foundations for Missouri State Library Workers 2024

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April 9, 2024 from 9am-4pm CT
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Welcome Missouri State Library workers! We are looking forward to meeting you on April 9th for our Creative Aging Foundations Training. 

Creative Aging Foundations provides an overview of the Creative Aging field, including an understanding of shifting demographics, different areas of practice, and the cross-sector nature of the work. You and your team will leave the training with concrete, first steps to incorporate Creative Aging into your practice. Core curricular topics covered include:

  • History of Creative Aging
  • Current research on arts and aging
  • Inherent biases about aging
  • Best practices in the field
  • What’s different about adult learning
  • How to apply K-12 arts ed expertise to 55+
  • How to develop responsive programming that is inclusive, diverse, and equitable

Specific to library workers planning to run, teach, or sustain creative aging programs, additional curricular topics covered include: 

  • The planning, implementation, and sustainability of successful programming in libraries
  • Developing impactful cross-sector and community partnerships
  • Exemplary creative aging library programs from across the country
Lead Trainers:

Headshot of Director of Education, Annie Montgomery. She has shorter blonde hair and dark eyes. She is smiling.
Annie Montgomery, Lifetime Arts Trainer
Headshot of Lifetime Arts Trainer, Antonia Perez. She has dark shoulder length hair and dark eyes. She is smiling.
Antonia Perez, Lifetime Arts Trainer

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Post-training Resources

S.A.F.E Planning & Library Case Studies

Vision Planning
  • Envisioning Your Creative Aging Program Worksheet: For Organizations (PDF) | (DOCX)
Lifetime Arts Templates
Teaching artist resources for in-person & remote programs:

Research supporting the creative aging arts education model:

Technology support & accessibility considerations:

Combatting Ageism