EngAGE Utah seeks community partners and professional teaching artists to implement creative aging programs. EngAGE Utah seeks community partners and professional teaching artists to implement creative aging programs.
EngAGE Utah anticipates sufficient funds to support three or more program in Salt Lake County or other areas of Utah. Projects need to conducted between January 1 and June 30, 2018.
For more information, email Ken Crossley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
EngAGE Utah is a statewide network of artists, teachers, health care providers, and leaders that fosters the participation of older adults in wellness, lifelong learning, and creativity. Our vision is for society to embrace aging by empowering creativity in older men and women.
Creative aging programs include music, dance, theater, painting, sculpting, jewelry making, and other artistic pursuits. Older adults engaged in creative aging programs enjoy better health:
- Fewer doctor visits
- Reduced medication usage
- Increased activity and social engagement
- Reduced risk for long-term care
“There is no denying the problems that accompany aging. But what has been universally denied is the potential. The ultimate expression of potential is creativity.”
―Dr. Gene D. Cohen
The Creative Age: Awakening Human Potential in the Second Half of Life