Arts and Aging Day Canada
Date: Sep. 24, 2022
On Saturday, September 24, 2022 join the Centre for Elder Research (CER) and the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging (RIA) in celebrating Arts and Aging Day Canada. Led by Schlegel Innovation Leader in Arts and Aging Dr. Kate Dupuis, Arts and Aging Day Canada uses social media to highlight the positive effects of arts-based activities for older adults living in long-term care homes, retirement communities, seniors’ centres, and community organizations across the country.
Arts and Aging Day Canada is an opportunity to share via social media the positive effects of arts-based activities and learn from national experts like Dr. Dupuis. From choirs to poetry, visual arts to dance, we want to highlight all the ways that arts and creativity are engaging and supporting Canadian older adults and those who care for them, both in-person and virtually. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to connect with colleagues across the country and find new ideas to bring back to your own organization or loved one.
Getting involved is easy!
Just take a photo, send a Tweet, or make a video of you or an older adult in your life participating in an arts-based activity or creation. You can post on September 24, or before, just don’t forget to add the #ArtsAndAgingCA hashtag!
Follow @artsaging and #ArtsandAgingCA on Twitter to get connected with older adults, care partners, and organizations working to promote arts-based activities, creativity, and self-expression in Canada.
Looking for more support and ways to get involved? Check out our Arts and Aging Day Canada Toolkit with tips, example posts and other resources to help you get started.
Arts and Aging Day Canada is presented by Dr. Kate Dupuis, Schlegel Innovation Leader in Arts and Aging at the Sheridan Centre for Elder Research and the Research Institute for Aging and supported by the Sheridan Centre for Elder Research and the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging.