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Join Aging2.0 Kansas City on Friday, September 6th, at 9:00 am for a study and celebration of Creative Aging with these special partners:
This event is for seniors, caregivers, senior living providers, healthcare professionals and anyone interested in the benefits of staying creative as we age.
We encourage you to bring seniors in your care and to invite others as there will be creative activities to participate in.
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This event is free, dementia-friendly and includes lunch!
St. Joseph Medical Center
Community Center, Building D
1000 Carondelet Drive
Kansas City, MO 64114
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To Join Us Via webinar for the presentations on Creative Aging:
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Our special guest speaker will be noted artist and muralist George Morris
Our keynote speaker will be Debra Campbell, founder of Arts & AGEing KC
Through meaningful cultural engagement, Arts & AGEing provides opportunities for older adults to connect with their communities, share their stories and make their voices heard. Arts & AGEing coordinates powerful, hands-on arts education, training and community outreach efforts across the Midwest.
Debra will provide an overview of Creative Aging and talk about where we have been and where we are going.
Art Workshop Breakout Sessions
Following the presentation we will artist-led workshops where you get to engage your creativity through a variety of activities. Choose from painting, storytelling, song writing, acrylics, dance and more as you get creative under the guidance of our guest artists.
Art & Performances By
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George's focus is on ‘helping people SEE’. Many have come to him over the years to learn to draw. He teaches them, walks them through ‘the shadows’ and helps change the way they SEE. Making art saved George...literally, when he returned from Vietnam and felt he lost himself, drawing saved him from PTSD. Now, as an older artist, his art-making is what sustains him!
Since the 70’s, George has been commissioned from people across the US to do portraits including at the KC Convention Center.
Debra Campbell is an entrepreneur with more than thirty- five years combined experience in the fields of social gerontology and theatre education that led her to start Arts & AGEing KC, a nonprofit organization that serves as catalyst, convener and connector for enriching lives through creative aging. She is a visionary that has taken a rich work history that includes social services and community outreach for retirement and assisted living communities, ownership of a drama studio and direction of a high school theatre department, melding them together into unique intergenerational community arts and creative aging experiences.
Debra’s passion for theatre arts runs deep—an accomplished playwright, herself, Deb has been writing, directing and producing original plays for intergenerational casts since 1996, specializing in original self-revelatory theatre that gives voice to lived experiences of older adults and focuses on issues relevant to aging. Two plays—Seven Stages, Seven Stories, and Dancing With Crow’s Feet—received ‘Best of Show’ recognition in Kansas City Fringe Festivals. One was presented at a global conference on creative aging in Washington DC and the other at a prestigious international congress on gerontology and geriatric medicine in San Francisco. Flights to Remember, another original piece inspired by life stories, performed in Singapore as the Opening Ceremony for the Southeast Asia Global Conference on Integrated Care in Southeast Asia.
Debra has a Masters of Science in Social Gerontology; she studied Drama Therapy as an Alternative Track student at Kansas State University; she is a trained facilitator of Aging Mastery through the National Council on Aging, and is a graduate of the Kauffman Foundation’s FastTrac Entrepreneurial program. Debra is a sought-after presenter on the topics of creative aging, culture change for aging, ageism, intergenerational arts programming and health and wellness through arts across the lifespan. She is also an adjunct instructor in the Sociology Department at Benedictine College in Atchison, KS.
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