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Attend the Creative Aging Symposium: Building Creative Connections Across Generations

(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) -- NEWS: Creative Aging Network-NC (CAN-NC) is excited to announce its 2019 Creative Aging Symposium: Building Creative Communities Across Generations on April 30 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Bell Campus in Greensboro. The event will be repeated on May 1 during the same hours at the Harris Conference Center in Charlotte.

Artists in and around North Carolina have a unique opportunity to learn about the growing field of intergenerational arts at the fun and highly interactive event.

Hosted by Creative Aging Network-NC with sponsorship from Southminster and funded in part by the North Carolina Arts Council, participants will learn valuable information about establishing, implementing and sustaining intergenerational programming in a variety of communities regardless of their discipline.

Presenters at the Symposium will teach attendees how to engage people of all ages, abilities and degrees of artistic experience in meaningful programs that encourage creative self-expression, build confidence, increase social connection and improve overall well-being.

Founder of Elders Share the Arts and the National Center for Creative Aging, Susan Perlstein will be accompanied by violinist and multimedia teaching artist Anthony Hyatt to provide a dynamic, interactive professional development experience for all who attend.

Both leaders have extensive experience working with the older population as well as intergenerational groups in a variety of settings such as senior centers, assisted living, hospitals, schools and more. Whether you are seeking new ideas for your personal or professional life, or pursuing the arts academically, this immersive arts intensive will teach you new techniques for engaging others in meaningful lifelong learning.

Registration is just $35! For more information or to register visit http://www.can-nc.org/creative-aging-symposium/. You may also contact Lia Miller at lia@can-nc.org or 336-253-0856 (email preferred).

About Creative Aging Network-NC (CAN-NC):

A North Carolina nonprofit, CAN-NC works to enhance the well-being of older people through creative arts programming, education, and training. They offer programming in visual, performing and literary arts, and provide services for artists and healthcare professionals including on-site training, personalized consultations, educational workshops, and interactive presentations. Learn more: http://can-nc.org/.

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