Template: Creative Aging Foundations ORG Training

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DATE, 2023 from 10am-12pm EST

Welcome [ORGS]! We are thrilled to have this opportunity to work with you as part of  the [HOST ORG] creative aging initiative made possible through [FUNDER or INITIATIVE]

We are looking forward to meeting you. We have a lot to cover over the three sessions, so please plan to join each day on time and take notes.

What you need to know:

  • Please use the Zoom link below to join all three days of training
  • We have specified some light, yet key pre-work for each session
  • All presentation decks will be made available for your convenience


Use the DAY 1, 2, 3 buttons below to navigate to each day’s session materials:
Training Description | Trainer Bios
Post-training Resources 

Day 1

Ageism Workshop and Creative Aging Program Models

DATE, 10am-12pm 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

DATE, 10am-12pm EST:
Please review the following resources prior to Day 2:

Day 3

Community Partnerships & Embedding Creative Aging in Your Organization

DATE, 10am-12pm EST:
Please review the following prior to Day 3:

Post-training Resources


Lifetime Arts Evaluation Templates
Research supporting the creative aging arts education model:

Technology support & accessibility considerations:

Combatting Ageism

Supporting Teaching Artists:


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:
Headshot of Lifetime Arts Trainer, Clark Jackson. His head is buzzed and he has dark eyes. He is smiling.
Clark Jackson, Lifetime Arts Trainer
Headshot of Lifetime Arts Trainer, Jade Lam. She has dark long hair and dark eyes. She is smiling.
Jade Lam, Lifetime Arts Trainer
Demo Artists

Clark Jackson (Storytelling)

Jade Lam  (Chinese Brush Painting

Trainer Facilitators

Asma Feyijinmi

Dane Stauffer

Staff Facilitators

Gahlia Eden (Education Producer)

Julie Kline (Director of Education & Training)

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