Connecting Ageism, Wellness, and the Program Model

Photo workshop exhibition in Worland, Wyoming.

In this section, you will be introduced to:

  • The field of creative aging
  • Areas of practice: therapeutic vs. arts education
  • The Creative Aging Arts Education Model

After completing this topic you will understand:

  • That the goal of the course is to build your capacity plan and implement arts education programs for older adults
  • The differences between therapeutic and arts education programs
  • The Creative Aging Arts Education Model

You will also:

  • Learn about successful Creative Aging Arts Education programs in a variety of organizations that serve older adults:
    • Arts and cultural organizations
    • Library systems
    • Community centers
    • Senior centers
    • Residential communities
  • Assess whether the Creative Aging Arts Education program model is the right model for your organization