About the Program
Lifelong Arts Indiana is a statewide program that supports aging services professionals across Indiana in developing their skills for providing creative arts experiences for older adults. Understanding the impact the arts have on quality of life and general wellness, Lifelong Arts Indiana trains providers how to enhance their services by including creative arts experiences.
Lifelong Arts Indiana Creative Aging training is for professionals in the Aging Services Community (e.g. area agencies on aging, senior centers, and other community-based senior serving organizations) and will develop:
Theory: Creative Aging training participants will learn the overall importance the arts have for older adults, including the historical and evidence-based knowledge.
Step-by-Step Planning Support: Aging services professionals will learn a variety of creative approaches, and all the logistical action steps they need to begin implementing creative arts in their services.
Practical Application: Through hands-on learning and affirmations from participants’ own experiences, aging services professionals will have a comprehensive understanding of the impact and outcomes of including creative arts into their services.
Grant Support: Aging services professionals who complete one of the four sessions will be eligible and encouraged to apply for the Lifelong Arts Early Action Grant to receive up to $5,000 to hire a qualified artist to provide multi-day arts learning at their community site.
Lifelong Arts Indiana will not only equip aging services professionals with all the practical knowledge they need, but they’ll also leave transformed—with a renewed enthusiasm for their aging services work, and motivation to begin their own creative arts practices within their communities.
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