The Missouri Arts Council is putting the power of the arts in support of older adults at our 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 U.S. history.
When: Thursday, April 4, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: University of Missouri–Columbia
Registration deadline: Monday, April 1
If you are an older adult, social worker, family member, professional, business, artist, arts administrator, or educator, or you are with an arts organization, nonprofit, foundation, or government agency that cares about older adults, this event is for you.
You work with older adults.
Connect with similar programs
Learn best practices that will improve your programs
Identify potential participants and sponsors
You don’t work with older adults—yet.
Why the arts help this population
Why this population is significant
How to work with older adults
About successful programs
We know the arts have the power to assist older adults, enhancing outcomes that are engaging, healing, and educational. The program will include presenters and videos featuring arts and aging programs from across the country. Performances by musicians, storytellers, and more will entertain and inspire us. It will be a lively, creative, heartfelt, and moving day attesting to the power of the arts and aging. Join us.