Everyone in attendance agreed that the workshop was enlightening and entertaining!
We began the program with a drum circle led by Frank Shaffer, Creative Aging artist and the Memphis Symphony Orchestra’s timpanist. Participants were able to enjoy the benefits of drumming while learning about the profound influence arts programs have on seniors.
Gay Hanna, Ph.D., M.F.A., Executive Director of the National Center for Creative Aging (NCCA), was our keynote speaker. She discussed the burgeoning arts and aging movement, and described best practices in the field.
In closing, our Executive Director, Meryl Klein provided a brief overview of how aging creatively helps protect our cognitive health.