Arts and Aging in Missouri

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Our partners at the Missouri Arts Council are harnessing the power of the arts in support of older adults at a statewide convening, Arts and Aging in Missouri. Speakers and performers will tell their stories, share their successes, and help us learn how to reach and work with older adults by using the arts. Adults ages 65 and older number more than 16% of our population. Within just a couple of decades, older people are projected to outnumber children for the first time in US history.

Arts and Aging in Missouri takes place on Thursday, April 4, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the University of Missouri in Columbia. Registration ends on Monday, April 1.

If you work with older adults, you will:

  • Connect with similar programs
  • Learn best practices that will improve your programs
  • Identify potential participants and sponsors

If you don’t work with older adults yet, you will learn:

  • Why the arts help this population
  • Why this population is significant
  • How to work with older adults
  • About successful programs

The Keynote Speaker will be Gary Glazner, poet and founder of the Alzheimer’s Poetry Project, New York. Other speakers include a Missouri State Poet Laureate and representatives from: Pressner Performing Arts, Arts and AGEing KC, the Missouri Folk Arts Program, and Traditional Arts Indiana.

For further details, visit the registration page. A $15 registration fee includes a box lunch.