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Art of Aging
Thu, April 20, 2017, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM CDT
The Art of Aging
April 20, 2017 9:30am - 11:30am
Lucy Rose Fischer, PhD, gerontologist, author and artist will talk about art and creativity as part of growing old. The arts stimulate our brains, at all ages, even among the very old. She will talk about teaching collage art to elders in nursing homes and other senior facilities. She will also share her own experience of launching her art career around age 60 when she asked herself: “How old do I have to be to follow my dream?” Fischer’s most recent book, I’m New at Being Old, received a Midwest Book Award and an Independent Publishers Gold Award.