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February 16-18, 9am-11am EST

Welcome NYS Area Agencies on Aging. 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. We will share the slide decks with you at the conclusion of the series.

Below please find Zoom links and resources for each of the three days of training.

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

Day 1

Ageism and Creative Aging Program Models

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Thanks for attending today’s session. You may stream the recording via the link below.

Day 1 Resources:
“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

Wednesday, February, 17, 2021

Thanks for attending today’s session. You may stream the recording via the link below.

Please review the following resources prior to Day 2:
“Creative Aging: In-person to Online,” Aroha Philanthropies [3:20]

Day 3

Preparing for Programming – For Now and the Future

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Thanks for attending today’s session. You may stream the recording via the link below.

Please review the following resources prior to Day 3:

Patron Survey (PDF) | (DOCX)
Planning Meeting Preparation Template (PDF) | (DOCX)
NYS Creative Aging Initiative Survey Results Submission Form
Post-Program Participant Example Survey (PDF) | (DOCX)
Culminating Event Audience Survey (PDF) | (DOCX)


Post-training Resources


Training Description:

This 6-hour training will take AAA staff through the Lifetime Arts Creative Aging Foundations course. Together, we will explore current research on arts and aging; inherent biases about aging; best practices in creative aging programming; adult learning; developing responsive programming that is inclusive, representative, and equitable; the importance of community partnerships; and how to plan, implement, and sustain successful in-person and remote programming.

This training includes the following demonstration classes:

  1. Storytelling
  2. Improv
Lead Trainers:
Headshot of teaching artist, Vinny Mraz.
Vinny Mraz
Lifetime Arts Trainer
Annie Montgomery
Director of Education
New Trainer/Facilitator:

Rhynna Santos

Staff Facilitators:

Nathan Majoros (Day 1 & 3)
David Woehr (Stage Manager)