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Creative Aging Symposium 2022

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Explore creative aging through the theme, Rooted in Belonging. Join the fifth annual Creative Aging Symposium on Thursday, January 27, 2022.

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Join us for the fifth annual Creative Aging Symposium on Thursday, January 27, 2021.

Rooted in Belonging

Imagine a sense of belonging so deep that you carry it with you wherever you go; it sits next to you on the couch and links arms as you cross a busy street. Cultivating roots of belonging – in your surroundings, a phase of life, within your spiritual compass – unlocks our resiliency, our ability to transform and reinvent. Join our fifth annual Creative Aging Symposium for virtual discussion, experiences, and ideas to nourish and grow these roots of interconnectedness. We’ll thrive, together.

The Creative Aging Symposium is hosted by Creative Spark, Well Connected Español, and older adults in our programs.

For more information, including speakers and schedule, visit www.creativeagingsymposium.org or call 877-797-7299.

Note: we have a free ticket option for those who need it. We do not want finances to be a barrier to joining. However, if you can donate ANY amount, please do - $5, $8, $50. Whatever you can give really helps cover our event costs. Ticket sales give us the ability to have closed captions and offer free tickets to those who need it. Thank you so much!

Creative Aging Symposium Speakers

Marc Freedman, President, CEO and Founder of Encore.org, is one of the nation’s leading experts on the longevity revolution. He is a member of the Wall Street Journal’s “Experts” panel, a frequent commentator in the media, and the author of five books. His newest book — How to Live Forever: The Enduring Power of Connecting the Generations was featured in The New York Times and named by the Wall Street Journal as one of the year’s best books on aging. In this book, Marc issues a deeply personal call to find fulfillment and happiness in our longer lives by connecting with the next generation and forging a legacy of love that lives beyond us.

Oshea Luja is the Artistic Director of Still Waters Network,  the Producer of the Still Waters Experience, and co-founder of the literacy-rooted Still Waters Writers Workshop.  A renowned poet and producer, he is a 2015 and 2017 Village Award Recipient from the Villagers Hall of Fame Awards Foundation. Oshea co-founded Vibrations Holistic Center in Inglewood CA and later, The Balance Portal in Southern CA, where he has co-created a line of teas and natural skin and hair care, and helps others explore life-purpose alignment and soul work.

Tammy L Hall began playing the piano at age 4 and is still devoted to that instrument, Music and its calling. In pursuit of the creation and development and performance of Good Music, Tammy has worked with numerous accomplished vocalists and instrumentalists, played at Carnegie Hall, Jazz At Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center, and many international music festivals, conducted the national orchestras of Turkmenistan (Ashgabat) and Baku, and teaches and lectures at several performing arts organizations and schools. Tammy is a recipient of the BAJABA MOISHA YA KAZA BOARA AWARD, in recognition of her lifetime contribution to Black American Music, and a two-time award winner from the Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle.

Christine Wong Yap (she/they), BFA, MFA, is a visual artist and social practitioner who explores dimensions of psychological wellbeing such as belonging, resilience, interdependence, and collaboration. She is deeply embedded in community engagement through creative partnerships using drawing, printmaking, publishing, and public art. Her work has been exhibited coast to coast in the United States, and in the UK, Manila, and Poland. She has been awarded grants from the Queens Council on the Arts, the Jerome Foundation, and the Center for Cultural Innovation. This past spring and summer, Christine was a public artist-in-residence at Times Square Arts, where she co-created the Times Square exhibit, How I Keep Looking Up, with elders living in NY.

Nancy Moore Simpson lives by the motto, “Music Makes Everything Better.” She has been singing ever since she can remember - starting with church, school, and studying music in college. She has performed with a variety of ensembles, including NY Christmas Revels, The Blue Hill Troupe, Canterbury Choral Society, Art Mob, international choruses, off-Broadway, and more. She has a passion for nonprofit work and founded the William W. and Nancy Moore Simpson Endowment for Senior Programs at the Salvation Army. Her creativity knows no bounds- she is a Reiki Master and you can also find her watercoloring, writing, playing the piano, ukulele and kazoo, and tap dancing!

Anabella Denisoff is the Regional Spanish Spokesperson for the Glaucoma Research Foundation (GRF), a member of the Board of Directors of Blind and Vision Impaired of Marin (VIM), Facilitator of the Latino/Hispanic Support Group and Novato Support Group in Marin County, and the Spanish Support Group at the Lighthouse for the Blind in San Francisco. She is also the Coordinator of a Watercolor class for the visually impaired. Her watercolor paintings offer a vivid free form explosion of colors contained within the framework of hope and joy to help celebrate the artist’s passion for life, and also to illustrate the premise that true color filled creativity cannot be lost because one loses vision.

Community Music Center of San Francisco developed the nationally recognized Older Adult Choir Program to provide the many personal, social, artistic, and quality of life benefits that musical activity can bring. Older adult choirs are sprinkled throughout San Francisco, bringing transformative experiences to elders speaking many languages, living a variety of experiences, and above all, experiencing a deep sense of community together.

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- There is a suggested donation to register but don't let finances be a barrier, choose a free ticket or donate any amount to join us!

- Closed captions will be provided.

- Note for those with vision loss or joining by phone: Most of the content is auditory. Any visual content will be described for the audience.

- We are running concurrent symposiums - one in English and one in Spanish. All info is at creativeagingsymposium.org.

- This event is accessible via phone. For those unable to join on the web or unable to dial in or who have difficulty remembering appointment times, we can call them into the event when it starts. Sign up to be called in at 877-797-7299.

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Creative Spark provides energizing direction for your work, fostering new programs, elevating current ones, and ultimately, creating lives better lived. Our spark is delivered through inspiring consultation, curriculum, and staff training for organizations and professionals working in engagement programs with older adults.

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