Group of older men and women holding up the artworks they've created

Creative Aging

Where creativity and connection nurture healthy aging

About Creative Aging

How can creativity support healthy aging? Studies show that regular arts participation—both making and engaging with art—can contribute to positive changes in the health and well-being of older adults. Creative Aging programs use the arts to empower adults 55+ to develop a greater sense of purpose, deepen connections to community, and ignite their passion for learning.

Art at Hand

Art at Hand brings the museum to you. Designed for adults 55+, each box features a unique theme inspired by artworks from the collection. Boxes are distributed to Denver-area organizations and residential communities that support the well-being and healthy aging of older adults.

Creative Aging Forum

The Creative Aging Forum creates a space for individuals and organizations interested in creative aging to surface questions, engage in discussion, share resources, find collaborations, and discover the latest opportunities in the fields of creative aging, health and wellness. Meeting are held quarterly, with rotating topics.

Creative Aging Convening

Designed for practitioners working in aging-services organizations, arts centers, museums, healthcare, senior residences, and beyond to learn together through deep conversation and hands on learning. Through panels, case studies, creative workshops, and discussion groups, attendees will gain new knowledge about the impact of creative aging while making connections with new colleagues.

Lifelong Learning and Accessibility programs are supported by the William Randolph Hearst Endowment for Education Programs, Nancy Benson Education Endowment Fund, CenturyLink Endowment, Jim Kelley and Amie Knox Education Endowment Fund, and the Cooke-Daniels Fund. Support is also provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, NextFifty Initiative, LinkAGES Colorado, the Michael and Karen Fried Community Education Fund, and the residents who support the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD).