Creative Aging - A Live Event with Webinar

Kansas City
Fri, Sep 6, 2019, 9:00 AM (CDT)

Kansas City

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.

  • Enjoy art and experience performances by older adults
  • Hear from an accomplished older adult on lifelong creativity
  • Learn about Creative Aging and the vital relationship between creative expression and healthy aging
  • Discover opportunities to engage in the arts in Kansas City
  • Enjoy being creative and trying something new in our artist-led, hands-on breakout sessions

We encourage you to bring seniors in your care and to invite others as there will be creative activities to participate in.
If you would like an event promotional flyer to display at your facility to garner interest, please email Mark at

This event is free, dementia-friendly and includes lunch!


  • Friday, September 6th
  • 8:30 am - Registration and coffee
  • 9:00 am - Event begins
  • 1:30 pm to 2:00 pm - Estimated end time for event

St. Joseph Medical Center
Community Center, Building D
1000 Carondelet Drive
Kansas City, MO  64114

Please use the RSVP button at the top of this page if attending in person at St. Joseph Medical Center
If you need assistance or have questions please call Kim at 816-943-4543 or email

To Join Us Via webinar for the presentations on Creative Aging:
Click here to register for the webinar

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.

  • Why has Creative Aging become a vital part of the conversation around aging well?
  • How is it dismantling ageist stereotypes?
  • What are the benefits, health and wellness outcomes and engagement in the community?
  • What is Kansas City’s role in growing Creative Aging?
  • What are the opportunities
  • Where do we go from here?

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.

  • Carolyn Caniglia - 'Seniors Who Paint' creating your original art inserted on greeting cards
  • Heather Gibbons - 'Go with the Flow' watercolors
  • Sherry Whetstone - Textile collage
  • Mary Schmidt - Storytelling/theatre

Art & Performances By

  • GK Callahan - Reframing aging
  • Ilana Silverstein - Dance & yoga through gentle movement
  • Cathy Burchett (with Brush Creek Theatre Troupe) - Heartfelt Drumming
  • Alyssa Murray - Jazz musician

Thank you to our event sponsors!

Keynote Speakers


Friday, Sep 6
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM (CDT)


St. Joseph Medical Center, Community Center, Building D
1000 Carondelet Drive Kansas City64114


  • Carolyn Caniglia

    Carolyn Caniglia

    TLC Greetings, Inc.


  • Kim Chalmers

    Kim Chalmers

    St. Joseph Medical Center Senior Care Services

    Supervisor, Senior Care

  • Mark Johnston

    Mark Johnston

    Aging2.0 Kansas City Chapter


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