Training for Utah Senior Service Organizations

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September 27-29 from 9-11am MT

Welcome Utah Senior Serving Organizations. We hope you enjoyed attending this training as part of Utah Division of Arts & Museums’ Creative Aging initiative made possible by a grant provided by the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies in partnership with E.A. Michelson Philanthropy.

What you need to know:

  • All training recording links are available in each training day section
  • All post-training resources are available for your convenience
Training Description | Trainer Bios | Participation Guidelines
Post-training Resources | Evaluation Survey

Day 1

Ageism Workshop, Creative Aging Program Models, and Older Adult Learners

Monday, September 27, 2021, 9-11am MT:

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,” E.A. Michelson Philanthropy [2:49]

Day 2

Demonstration Classes and Program Preparation

Tuesday, September 28, 2021, 9-11am MT
Please review the following resources prior to Day 2:

Creative Aging: In-Person to Online from E.A. Michelson Philanthropy on Vimeo.

“Creative Aging: In-person to Online,” E.A. Michelson Philanthropy [3:20]

Day 3

Implementing Programming – For Now and the Future

Wednesday, September 29, 2021, 9-11am MT
Please review the following resources prior to Day 3:
Briefly look over these templates and think about how you might adjust for your community:

Post-training Resources

During the “Visions for the Future” activity, Utah senior service organization staff share one hope they have for the older adults they will serve through creative aging programs in their state. Credit: Lynda Monick-Isenberg (Download this screenshot below)
Research supporting the creative aging arts education model:
Technology support & accessibility considerations:
Teaching artist resources for class design & budgeting:


The Creative Aging Foundations course is designed so that learners can engage experientially and actively throughout the three days of training. Lifetime Arts Trainers will offer guidance and expertise in creative aging, but our main goal is to create a collaborative learning environment where the participants learn from one another as much as from the trainers.  To do this successfully, we ask all participants to actively participate and engage during the sessions just as if we were together in person. 

  • Please have paper or notebook and pen/pencil/marker available for notes and activities during the training
  • On Zoom, please keep your microphones muted, unless asked to unmute yourself
  • Add questions or comments to the Chat anytime
  • Trainers will track questions in the Chat and will address questions that come up during the Q&A sections at the end of every day
  • Break-out room group discussions will be used often, please be ready to fully participate

Some discussion questions are personal – especially with regards to feelings regarding age and aging.  Please share only what you feel comfortable sharing.

Full and active participation looks like:
  • Keep video on if you have a camera on your computer, tablet, or phone
  • Limit distractions in your learning space
  • To remain focused on the training, set aside other work-related responsibilities during the three sessions
  • Engage in all activities and contribute ideas when invited to do so
  • Ask questions and share resources with your fellow learners
  • Please review training assignments and videos in the portal prior to each day’s session

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. Dance
  2. Drawing
Lead Trainers:
Headshot of Lifetime Arts Trainer, Daniela Del Giorno. She has dark hair styled in a ponytail. She has brown eyes and is smiling.
Daniela Del Giorno
Lifetime Arts Trainer
Headshot of Lifetime Arts Trainer, Lynda Monick-Isenberg. She has short brown hair, glasses, and is smiling.
Lynda Monick-Isenberg
Lifetime Arts Trainer
Demo Artists

Daniela Del Giorno (Dance)

Lynda Monick-Isenberg (Drawing)

Trainer Facilitators

Jade Lam

Antonia Perez

Staff Facilitators

David Woehr (Stage Manager)

Julie Kline (Education Associate)