Introducing the Creative Aging Toolkit for Public Libraries – An Online Resource
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Speaker: Brigid Cahalan, Outreach Coordinator, New York Public Library
Speaker: Ewa Jankowska, Clinton Essex Franklin Library System, Director
Speaker: Maura O'Malley, President/CEO, Lifetime Arts, Inc.
Speaker: Shannon McDonough, Communications Director, Lifetime Arts, Inc.
Speaker: Terry Kirchner, Executive Director, Westchester Public Library System
Today's older adults are ready to be engaged, social, and creative, and libraries are ideal venues for Creative Aging programming. Learn from the designers and administrators of Creative Aging in NY State Libraries: A Regional Model with National Applicability - an IMLS National Leadership project - as they share their experiences and best practices in implementing this innovative program model in major urban, suburban and rural libraries. Creative Aging programming supports partnerships between public libraries and teaching artists and helps libraries respond to the growing demand for meaningful programming for an aging population. Session features the debut of The Creative Aging Toolkit for Public Libraries, an online, interactive implementation guide. Partnering library systems include: Boston, Brooklyn, Dallas, Miami-Dade, and New York Public and Clinton Essex Franklin and Westchester Library Systems. Funding for Boston, Dallas and Miami comes from a grant to Lifetime Arts, Inc. through the MetLife Foundation.