Business Capacity CEU Foundations PDI PRE-Conference Professional Development

PRE-CONFERENCE | PDI.A | The Creative Age: Foundations and Frameworks for Creative Aging with Creative Aging Thought Leaders facilitated by Gay Hanna and Kirsten Jacobs

IONA Senior Services September 24, 2016 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Gay Hanna
Beth Bienvenu
Antoinette Ford
Kirsten Jacobs
Janine Tursini

Join a master team of creative aging pioneers facilitated by Gay Hanna and Kirsten Jacobs to learn conceptual frameworks and practical implementation strategies for creating and sustaining best-practice innovation and high-impact creative aging programming and organizations. Whether new to the field or a seasoned creative aging practitioner, the sessions will generate new insight, skills, and collaboration. The day features focus sessions on: programming, research, evaluation, assessment, sustainability, and funding strategies.

This PDI takes a comprehensive look at the landscape of aging and the role of the arts and humanities in this new longevity. Experts from across the spectrum of the arts, aging and health will explore with attendees in a vibrant exchange program development including planning, evaluation, marketing, fundraising and partnerships. A special focus will be on innovations through technology with opportunities for attendees to present ideas and issues in an open forum.

This Professional Development Session is made possible in part by LeadingAge.


Who will Benefit

  • Arts and humanities professionals including teaching artists, arts administrators, art therapists, performance artists, and older artists;
  • Aging service providers including: activity directors, caregivers, volunteers, administrators;
  • Arts and Humanities Agencies;
  • Civic and Community Leaders;
  • Entrepreneurs and business professionals who are re-imagining aging;
  • Family and Professional Caregivers and caregiving support networks;
  • Grantmakers, foundations, and social enterprise agents;
  • Healthcare professionals including physicians, nurses, practitioners, gerontologists, and healthcare administrators;
  • Leaders in the field of social justice for livable communities and care of the aging;
  • Leaders in age-friendly and faith-based communities, parish nursing, and aging activists; andOlder adults who are seeking to flourish across the spectrum of aging.
  • Research professionals and academicians in the arts and humanities, aging and aging services, and healthcare;
  • Senior adults who are exploring ways to freshly engage aging and impact; and
  • Veteran’s and military service agencies, individuals, and networks.
  • All of the sessions are designed for the spectrum of attendees. The Master Thought Leaders are adept at making certain that content is both challenging and meaningful for every skill level.


Professional Development Outcomes

  • Understand the role of the arts and humanities in the comprehensive landscape of contemporary aging services
  • Produce integrated creative aging programs in a variety of settings including educational, healthcare and community
  • Recognize new ways of using technology and building inter professional partnerships to answer the new demographic demands with sustainable business models.


Breakfast yogurt is sponsored by Cabot. Participants will dialogue over lunch in local restaurants of choice.

5 CEU hours have been approved for this session in both Social Work and National Certification Council for Activity Professionals for registered participants.