Enriching Longevity through the Arts

Friday, September 27, 2013 (All day)
Event Location: 
UI Center for Disabilities


Enriching Longevity Through the Arts
Friday, September 27, 2013
Time: 8:30 am to 5 pm
Location: Rembolt Conference Room, UI Center for Disabilities & Development, Iowa City.

Audience: Students, faculty, practitioners, and those interested in older adulthood.

Keynote presentation by Dr. Harry "Rick" Moody.

Registration is required: $30 for nonstudents. Students can register free of charge if they use the following phrase and code : Student discount 092713. Lunch is provided and included with registration.

Please register through the Center on Aging’s website for the “ICAP Conference:” http://www.medicine.uiowa.edu/Aging/aging_newsarticle.aspx?id=20145

Creativity, the arts, the Arts, change, and older adulthood. What can we learn from the arts that can enhance the experience of older adulthood? Broadly speaking, we will use the term “the arts” to encompass many venues of human creativity including: the visual arts (e.g., painting, photography), literary arts (poems, narratives), performing arts (music, theatre, dance) and the culinary arts. During the one‐day conference we will explore: how some artists have adapted to physical, mental and emotional changes associated with the process of aging; how clues about the meaning of aging can be found in various art forms and thus help us better understand our own culture and ourselves, and how the creating and the experiencing of art can facilitate enjoyment, community connections, and ultimately healing. Participants will gain useful insights to apply to their own experience of aging while also building an appreciation for how the arts can serve as a bridge to family members, clients, patients, and other travelers across the lifespan. Students from all disciplines are encouraged to attend.