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Age Friendly Arts & Culture Symposium

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Museum London

421 Ridout Street North

London, ON N6A 5H4

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March 23rd 2020

In the morning we‘ll gather together at Museum London to learn more about the Age Friendly Cities movement, the Age Friendly London Network and Working Groups.

In the afternoon we'll explore new ways to help change aging through the arts and technology and innovative programming. Keep checking back as we confirm more presentations. Symposium presenters will explore and consider the important role of arts/cultural organizations, funders, corporate sponsors and service providers to keep older adults engaged in lifelong learning and community arts outreach programs.

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Land Acknowledgement:

10:00am Morning Greetings: Robin Armistead City of London, Manager of Culture and Municipal Policy

Brian Meehan, Executive Director, Museum London

10:15am to 10:45am Age Friendly London Networking Presentation A



11:00am to 12noon: Age Friendly London Networking

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11:00am to 12noon: Morning Presentation B, Creative Studio

Professional Development - What is Age Friendly Arts and Culture?




12noon to 1:00pm: LUNCH - 2nd floor Lorraine Shuttleworth Gallery



1:00pm to 2:00pm: Entertainment - The Nostalgic Theatre, Centre at the Forks

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1:00pm to 2:00pm: Afternoon Research Presentation C Boardroom

Professional Development Pilot Project: Direct [Message]: Access 2 Engagement for the Aging Community

This 3 year project is funded by the Canada Council for the Arts Digital Strategy Fund through the University of Guelph and McMaster University with 3 community partners

  • Centre [3] for artistic and social practice
  • Vibra Fusion Lab
  • Museum London

This team is exploring and developing new digital models and prototypes to improve and transform the aging community’s access to and engagement with the visual arts, including developing a prototype that is adaptable to include members of the aging community that live with disabilities such as loss of memory, hearing, sight, and mobility. They have developed a community-based research framework to discover the needs and wants of the growing aging community regarding the creation, appreciation, and engagement with contemporary visual art. After the research phase, they'll test and evaluate multiple iterations of a digital prototype.

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1:00pm to 2:00pm: Afternoon Older Adults Community Arts Workshop Presentation D, Creative Studio

Miriam Goldberger - from Orillia Ontario, Miriam is the founding instructor and Executive Director of What Dance Can Do. Penny Wearne, is the Coordinator Creative Age Art Studio in Thames Centre Ontario





2:00pm to 3:00pm: Afternoon Indigenous Storytelling Workshop Presentation E Creative Studio

Storytelling of Indigenous female caregivers and care providers focused on Alzheimer's and other dementias. about the life-changing practice of art to keep indigenous seniors connected, active and engaged. Dr. Danielle Alcock, Alzheimer Society Research Program and Annette Sullivan, First Nation and Metis Artist.





3:00pm to 4:30pm: Afternoon Panel Discussion Presentation F Centre at the Forks/Theatre

  • Accessibility
  • On site Events and Programs
  • Outreach Programs
  • Funding and Resource Development

Professional Development Panel Discussion Moderated by Jen Tindall - Community Arts Programmer Extrordinaire. Owner of Art Your Service: Meaningful Programs, Workshops, Webinars and Events for adults 55+ and former Artistic Associate Harbourfront Centre Toronto.




Funding for this Symposium provided by an Ontario Seniors Community Grant and co sponsored by Museum London, Age Friendly London Network and London Area Creative Age Network

No charge - no registration fee.

Early registrations for morning presentations and complimentary lunch will be accepted before December 31st and limited to 35 participants.

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