2nd Annual Symposium on Creative Aging

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Thrive through Artful Living!

Great Hands-on Workshops, Presentations, and Entertainment!

It is never too late to learn to paint, to sing, to dance, to write… 20+ amazing presenters, keynote speakers and entertainers will inspire you to reinvent your life after retirement.

The conference opens Thursday, Oct 12 at the Eccles Fine Arts Center on the campus of Dixie State University with breakfast starting at 7:30 am, lunch at noon, workshops and speakers until 5 pm, with optional dine-around opportunities for dinner. Friday breakfast starting at 7:30, lunch atnoon, workshops and speakers until 5 pm and a gala dinner and art auction with entertainment Friday evening at Gardner Hall. Saturday includes breakfast starting at 7:30, workshops and speakers, and lunch.

All meals are included with your registration, including the gala dinner and art auction Friday evening.

Invite your spouse, friend, or associate not able to attend the full conference to join you at the gala dinner and art auction for an additional 50.00. Advance registration required, see order form. Dinner will be Friday, 6 pm in Gardner Hall on the campus of Dixie State University.

​This multidisciplinary conference will address adults seeking opportunities to expand their horizons and improve the quality of their lives past retirement, as well as artists, art therapists, recreation/activity coordinators, aging services and healthcare professionals, service organizations, caregivers, healers, elected officials, policy makers, funders, change leaders striving to improve the quality of life for seniors.

Examine the role the arts play in promoting health and wellness for seniors. Develop strategies to bring creative expression to our senior community. Network with other professionals interested in pursuing creative aging programs. Provide information, opportunities, and inspiration to seniors.
Workshops from leading certified art, music, and drama therapists, community planners, medical specialists and more.

CEU Credits Available

Participants wanting to earn CEU credits in PT, OT, Social Work and Nursing – up to 15 credits available! We will have applications at the registration desk. CEU credits are available for 15.00 processing fee, prepay online with your registration or at the door.

For a list of hotels and lodging opportunities, additional information and questions, please email pbc@infowest.com

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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

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