Delaware Division of the Arts: Creative Aging for Organizations 2023

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Thursdays, October 26th, November 2nd & 9th from 9:30-11:30am EST

Welcome Delaware Orgs! We hope you enjoyed this training as part of the Delaware Division of the Arts’ Creative Aging Initiative made possible through the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies’ States Leading Creative Aging Initiative.

We would love your feedback! If you have time, please consider filling out our training evaluation below:


What you need to know:

  • Use the DAY 1, 2, 3 buttons below to navigate to each day’s session materials. This includes session recordings and presentation slides for each session. 
  • All post-training resources are available for your convenience.

Training Description | Trainer Bios
Post-training Resources 

Day 1

Ageism Workshop and Creative Aging Program Models

Thursday, October 26, 2023 from 9:30-11:30am EST:
Please review the following resources prior to Day 1:

“Creative Aging: Enriching the Lives of Older Adults Through Arts Ed” [3:12]

“Let’s End Ageism,” TED Talk by Ashton Applewhite [11:38]

“Creative Aging: Isolation to Connection,” E.A. Michelson Philanthropy [2:49]

Day 2

Demonstration Classes and Program Preparation

Thursday, November 2, 2023 from 9:30-11:30am EST
Please review the following resources prior to Day 2:

Day 3

Successful Creative Aging Program Implementation: now and in the future

Thursday, November 9, 2023 from 9:30-11:30am EST
Please fill out the worksheet prior to Day 3:

You can respond to these questions in a personal notebook. Or you can use the links below to download these prompts as a worksheet in PDF or Word Document formats. 

You don’t have to fill out every question. Look it over and respond to the questions that feel helpful to you and your library or organization. You won’t have to “turn this in” – but we will be discussing them in break out room discussions on Day 3 of training.

  • Envisioning Your Creative Aging Program Worksheet: For Organizations (PDF) | (DOCX)

If you have time, review the following resources prior to Day 3 and think about how you might adjust them for your community:

Post-training Resources

Lifetime Arts Evaluation Templates
Teaching artist resources for in-person & remote programs:

Research supporting the creative aging arts education model:

Technology support & accessibility considerations:

Combatting Ageism


Training Description:

This 6-hour training will take organization staff through the Lifetime Arts Creative Aging Foundations course. We will cover:

  • 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
  • The planning, implementation, and sustainability of successful programming
  • Developing impactful cross-sector and community partnerships
  • How to deliver both in-person programming

This training includes the following demonstration classes:

  1. Chinese Brush Painting
  2. Storytelling

Lead Trainers:

This is a headshot of Asma Feyijinmi, Lifetime Arts Trainer.
Asma Feyijinmi, Lifetime Arts Trainer
This is a headshot of Dane Stauffer, Lifetime Arts Trainer.
Dane Stauffer, Lifetime Arts Trainer

Demo Artists

Jade Lam (Chinese Brush Painting)

Dane Stauffer (Storytelling)

Trainer Facilitators

Jade Lam

Vinny Mraz

Staff Facilitators

Gahlia Eden (Education Producer)

Annie Montgomber (Senior Education Designer & Trainer)

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