Training for New Jersey Senior Serving Organizations

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October 18-20, 2021, 2pm-4pm ET

Welcome New Jersey and Senior Serving Organizations. We are thrilled to have this opportunity to work with you as part of New Jersey State Council on the Arts’ Creative Aging Communities of Practice made possible by a grant provided by the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies in partnership with Aroha Philanthropies.

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
Training Description | Trainer Bios
Post-training Resources | Evaluation Survey

Day 1

Ageism Workshop and Creative Aging Program Models 

Monday, October 18, 2021, 2pm-4pm ET:

Please review the following resources prior to Day 1:
“Creative Aging: Enriching the Lives of Older Adults Through Arts Ed” [3:12]
“Overview of the Field” with Vinny Mraz [6:14]
“Let’s End Ageism,” TED Talk by Ashton Applewhite [11:38]
“Creative Aging: Isolation to Connection,” Aroha Philanthropies [2:49]

Day 2

Demonstration Classes and Remote Program Design

Tuesday, October 19, 2021, 2pm-4pm ET
Please review the following resources prior to Day 2:

Creative Aging: In-Person to Online from Aroha Philanthropies on Vimeo.

“Creative Aging: In-person to Online,” Aroha Philanthropies [3:20]

Day 3

Implementing Programming – For Now and the Future

Wednesday, October 20, 2021, 2pm-4pm ET
Please review the following resources prior to Day 3:
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Post-training Resources

Research supporting the creative aging arts education model:
Technology support & accessibility considerations:
Teaching artist resources for class design & budgeting:

Training Description:

This 6-hour training will take a cohort of Senior Service Organizations 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 and remote programming

This training includes the following demonstration classes:

  1. Improvisation
  2. Storytelling
Lead Trainers:
Headshot of Lifetime Arts Education Associate, Julie Kline. She has shoulder length brown hair and light eyes. She is smiling.
Julie Kline
Education Associate
Headshot of Lifetime Arts Trainer, Dane Stauffer. He has short brown hair and is smiling,
Dane Stauffer
Lifetime Arts Trainer
Demo Artists

Julie Kline (Storytelling)

Dane Stauffer (Improvisation)

Trainer Facilitators

Daniela Del Giorno

Ann deVere

Staff Facilitators

Gahlia Eden (Stage Manager)

Julie Kline