Event at SERC: Embrace the Moment: Why Creativity Matters to Our Health

Please join us for an engaging presentation by Susan Perlstein, founder of Elders Share the Arts (ESTA) in New York City and founder of the National Center for Creative Aging in the U.S. Susan will discuss the significance of “creative aging” in relation to everyday life. She will also present findings from a study she collaborated on with Dr. Gene Cohen that has provided evidence of positive health benefits associated with involvement in arts and cultural programs. Ms. Perlstein will discuss three developmental themes characterizing the field of arts and aging: arts and lifelong learning, arts and community engagement, and use of the arts in social service and health care settings. Susan will conclude with recommendations for moving the field of arts and aging forward in the coming decades.

Date: Thursday, October 28th, 2010
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Sheridan Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning, 1430 Trafalgar Road, Oakville, ON
Room number: J102 (Sheldon Levy Centre)

Refreshments will follow the presentation. This event is complimentary but seating is limited.

Please RSVP no later than Thursday, October 21st to Pat Spadafora
Tel: 905-845-9430, ext. 8615, or pat.spadafora@sheridanc.on.ca

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