Creative Aging Symposium Videos
Click on the videos below to celebrate how creativity builds resiliency, how it shapes our sense of self, and guides us to more purposeful living. Through the wisdom of those who have spent decades tackling this topic, along with tips for daily practices of self-expression, we can start the process of uncovering our own potential for imagination and resiliency. Start from the beginning and follow through the videos in order or pick which topics and speakers interest you the most. Enjoy!
Pause for a moment of poetry with California poet laureate, Lee Herrick.
Pause for a moment of movement with the Dance Generators.
Discover creative paths to rock your boat with Margaret and Nick.
Take a moment to pause and explore play with Jessica McCracken.
Explore creative paths to change with Jordan Evans and Heidi Wagner.
Take a moment to pause for celebration with Sharon Lee Minor “Auntie Afrika” and Park Cofield.
Explore creative paths to visibility with Ari Seth Cohen and Judith Boyd.
Katie Wade, Senior Director of Creative Engagement at Front Porch, and Calida Jones, Musician and VP of Arts Consulting Group, introduce the 2022 Creative Aging Symposium.
Staff from the Community Music Center share about their mission, how their choirs practice over Zoom, and a special song from Bayanihan Equity Center Choir.
Soul musician and composer Tammy Hall performs her piece “Sermon in Blue” and talks with Rick Dean, a fellow musician and composer, about how music creates a sense of belonging in her life.
Artist Annabella Denisoff, talks with Katie Wade, Senior Director of Creative Engagement at Front Porch, about her painting techniques and a painting that reminds her of the theme of belonging.
Director of Creative Spark, Jessica McCracken interviews visual artist Christine Wong Yap and vocalist Nancy Simpson about their art project ‘How I Keep Looking Up.’
Poet and producer Oshea Luja walks the audience through a breathing exercise, discusses belonging, and shares an artist affirmation.
Mental Health Activist and Live Performance Coach Helen Abel interviews Marc Freedman, CEO and Founder of Encore.org.
Katie Wade concludes the Creative Aging Symposium 2022 by reflecting on what was discussed throughout the event.
Amber Carroll, Director of Well Connected, Katie Wade, Director of Social Call, and John Woodward, CEO of Front Porch welcome us to the 2021 Creative Aging Symposium.
Multidisciplinary artist Gabri Christa tells the story of her mother’s doll and discusses storytelling and identity with Calvin Kai Ku.
Jessica McCracken, Director of Creative Spark, shares the Wheel of Joy interactive experience that explores what brings us joy.
Photographer, artistic director, and gallery director S. Renee Jones discusses how picking up a camera helped her pay attention to the world around her and explore her identity.
Poet Greg Pond reads a selection of his poems that touch on identity.
EngAGE Founder Tim Carpenter talks with Katie Wade about the importance of owning our own story.
Director of Well Connected Amber Carroll, Director of Social Call Katie Wade, and Covia COO Ron Schaefer welcome us to the 2020 Creative Aging Symposium.
Dancer and choreographer Nancy Cranbourne discusses self-acceptance, authenticity, and more as the first speaker for the 2020 Creative Aging Symposium.
Storyteller and story curator for MiHistoria.net Albertina Padilla shares a creative moment on using personal history to inspire creativity.
Eco-friendly style icon Debra Rapoport shares her approach to self-expression through style and how choosing what we wear is a daily act of creativity.
Artist, activist, and art educator Edythe Boone shares a creative moment about art and community.
Geriatrician, writer, and educator Louise Aronson discusses the importance of stories, the impact of language, and more.
Author and community organizer David ‘Lucky’ Goff discusses how we get more unique as we grow older and more as the final speaker for the 2020 Creative Aging Symposium.