Arts Training for
Working with Older Adults


The Academy for Creative Aging is an online resource for teaching artists, educators, and providers to learn how the aging brain responds to creative learning. This module-based, certificate program enables teaching artists to learn at their own pace. Assessments follow each learning module, to help participants reflect on and retain each lesson. Our goal is to prepare professionals to engage older adults in substantive creative aging projects and activities that will positively impact the cognitive functions and wellbeing of seniors. Upon successful completion of the academy curriculum, participants will receive a certificate of completion from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.

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Evidence-Based Professional Development

Evidence-Based Professional Development

In this course will you learn:

  • the science of brain function
  • unique needs of working with older adults
  • the importance of cultural appropriation
  • teaching strategies to enhance brain development in older adultsĀ 
  • instructional techniques for increased cognitive function
  • the framework for a brain-stimulating lesson plan
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