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6th Creative Aging Symposium

Creative Aging Calgary Society

Tuesday, 15 May 2018 from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM (MDT)

6th Creative Aging Symposium

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Registration Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
6th Creative Aging Symposium - Early Bird ticket! Save $50 by registering before April 23!
Full day event early bird admission rate ($106.65 including processing fees). Registration includes keynote speaker session as well as participation in 2 concurrent workshops (morning and afternoon). Morning and afternoon nutrition breaks and lunch included. There are 6 workshop sessions to choose from for the morning and afternoon. Save $50 by registering early!
1d 3h $99.00 $7.65
6th Creative Aging Symposium - Regular Admission
Full day event regular admission ($160.21 including processing fees). Registration includes keynote speaker session as well as participation in 2 concurrent workshops (morning and afternoon). Morning and afternoon nutrition breaks and lunch included. There are 6 workshop sessions to choose from for the morning and afternoon.
Not Started $149.00 $11.21
6th Creative Aging Symposium - Full-time Student or Senior (65+) - Full day (ID required)
Reduced Rate for Seniors (65+) & Full-time Students only! Appropriate photo id will be required at the door. Registration includes keynote speaker session as well as participation in 2 concurrent workshops (morning and afternoon). Morning and afternoon nutrition breaks and lunch included. There are 6 workshop sessions to choose from for the morning and afternoon.
14 May 2018 $75.00 $5.94
6th Creative Aging Symposium - Early Bird Group Rate for 6 tickets! Save $15 off the individual ticket rate (not including fees)! Ended $84.00 $6.58
Group Rate for 6! Save $24 off an individual ticket (not including fees)! 14 May 2018 $125.00 $9.50
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Don't miss out on the 6th Creative Aging Symposium held for the first time at the Chinese Cultural Centre on May 15, 2018! Learn the best practices in how to incorporate creative aging into your lives and promote active and positive aging among older adults. 

This full-day event is perfect for practitioners, seniors, students, or caregivers working or living with older adults. 

- Examine the role of creative aging in promoting positive aging

- Develop strategies for developing creative aging in practice

- Network with individuals in creative expression and aging

Keynote Description:

Enhancing creativity, creative capacity, and creative development: Empowering ourselves to empower others | Presenter: Robert Kelly, UofC Werklund School of Education, Alberta Creativity Network 

To grow our creativity and creative capacity is to become empowered. To become creatively empowered through the application of design thinking occurs through collaborative creativity enabling innovative practice and invention in diverse situations. This is all framed against a backdrop where constraints are viewed as opportunities through our creativity, and perpetual change is embraced. Bring your ideas, questions, and a sense of humour to this energetic journey as we explore the notion of how to grow creative capacity to empower ourselves to benefit and empower others. 

   

Workshop Session Descriptions:

 

Creating to empower: Interactive creativity jam session | Presenter: Robert KellyUofC Werklund School of Education, Alberta Creativity Network 

Developing a collaborative culture of creativity requires a comprehensive approach to transforming ourselves and those around us. Join Robert Kelly in this interactive session that follows up on specific themes and ideas from his keynote presentation. He will explore specific strategies that are the nuts and bolts of design thinking and creativity growth, the transformational areas of personal and professional creative development and the design of environments that support a collaborative creativity. 

 

“Just add vitamin G”: Nurturing individual, intergenerational and community wellbeing in the garden | Presenters: Sonya Jakubec, MRU School of Nursing, and Angela Foster, OT 

In this workshop, Registered Nurse and community health researcher Dr. Sonya Jakubec will share the latest research on the health and wellbeing benefits of gardening, and ways to strengthen these benefits for communities and individuals of all ages and all abilities.  Occupational Therapist (and Horticultural Therapist) Angela Foster, along with Calgary’s Cottage Gardener, Janet Melrose, will lead aexperiential exercise showcasing easily adoptable and adaptable inclusive gardening activities – with a little something to nurture at home or share with others.  Sharing stories, images, garden activities for all ages and abilities, and perhaps a few tasty recipes, Sonya, Angela, and Janet are sure to inspire you to reach for your dose of “Vitamin G” [gardening]! 

 

Singing for life: Group and choral singing as an all-ages activity for all levels of experience | Presenter: Frank Rackow, Vocal Latitudes Community Choir 

Group singing contributes to social and physical wellbeing and is an activity that anyone can participate in and benefit from – and you don't need to be a great singer! This session will offer tips and exercises for starting basic, community for-fun singing groups without any experience, and suggestions for taking care of the mature voice. 


Photography and seniors: A new focus olife | Presenter: Emmett P. Hogan, PhD, FLC Seniors Camera Club 

The FLC Seniors Camera Club is a success story worth sharing. More than mere tools for taking pictures, cameras can become catalysts for artistic creativity, ingenious problem solving, human interaction and just plain fun.  In addition to meeting weekly to learn and be inspired, club members move around the city and environs to practice and experiment and to socialize. A high degree of learning and sharing is encouraged through social media as well as with fun competitions and formal and informal outings. This presentation will describe how the club is organized and functions, its successes and challenges, and particularly how it has encouraged creativity and enhanced the lives of its members. 

 

Creating Conversations with Collage | Presenter: Shelley Klammer, International Expressive Arts Therapy Association 

"Creating Conversations with Collage" is a great way to spark a meaningful dialogue between the facilitator/caregiver and the artist with dementia. Come and participate in this creative way of connecting, so that you can feel comfortable facilitating it with others. A short slide show will also be shown called "Portraits of Possibility for Artists with Dementia." 

 

Expressive Arts Experiments | Presenter: Shelley Klammer, International Expressive Arts Therapy Association 

Learn how to facilitate the expressive arts. Experiment with several simple spontaneous art exercises to see how they enhance emotional expression. Gain hands-on experience so that you can feel confident to share the expressive arts with your community. A short film will be also be shown called, "How to Create an Emotionally Expressive Collage." 

 

Closing presentation: 

Developing Arts Programs | Presenter: Gail Hinchliffe, United Active Living 

 

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Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre
197 1 St SW
Calgary, AB T2P 4M4
Canada

Tuesday, 15 May 2018 from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM (MDT)


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Creative Aging Calgary Society

Bringing together aging services organizations, artists, healers, practitioners, researchers, elected officials, funders, change-leaders, policy makers & older adults to advocate and promote creative expression amongst older adults.

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