Learn from teaching artist Gary Glazner how to use poetry and the arts to increase interaction and encourage joy in dementia care.
FREE registration for artists, poets, caregivers, recreation therapists, family members, and friends. Three FREE CEUs from Therapeutic Recreation Connections.
Register here for Salt Lake City workshop waitlist only.
This project is supported in part by Utah Arts & Museums, with funding from the State of Utah and the National Endowment for the Arts Funded by Salt Lake County Zoo Arts and Parks.
Register here for St. George workshop–Seating is limited. Register today
This project is supported in part by Utah Arts & Museums, with funding from the State of Utah and the National Endowment for the Arts Funded by Arts Counil of Washington County.
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