Creativity for a Lifetime

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Event Location: 
Johnson Co. Senior Center
28 S. Linn St.
Iowa City, IA 52240
elderly hands and violin

Presently, the field of aging is undergoing a major conceptual shift.  On average, we are living 34 years longer than our great-grandparents did, and fueled by a new understanding of creativity, a more hopeful picture of later life is starting to emerge as well.  While it is essential that we continually redefine ourselves as we age, it is equally important that younger generations are provided admirable models to envision the span of their lives too.  How can intergenerational connections become more valued?  What do we know about creativity and the aging brain?  And how can age be seen as potential and not pathology?

Join us for reflections on aging and creativity from David Gould (Obermann Public Scholar), Anita Jung (Art & Art History), Louie De Grazia (Volunteer, Iowa City/Johnson Co. Senior Center), and Matt Gilchrist (Rhetoric).