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Creative Spirit Symposium

2016 Creative Spirit Symposium
Monday, October 17, from 1-4 pm

Edgar N. Putman Event Pavilion
Free. Seating is limited. Advance registration suggested.

Please join us on for an inspirational presentation by regional and national leaders in arts programming for people living with dementia.  Our keynote speaker is the creative force behind Opening Minds through Art (OMA), a Scripps Gerontology Center intergenerational art program for people living with dementia.

This year’s symposium highlights the Museum’s expanding community outreach program, Art for All, art programs for individuals living with dementia, and their caregivers. The Museum has partnered with local residential care facilities and volunteers from Merck to make art approachable and enjoyable while fostering dialogue for participants. The symposium will focus on the intersections of arts-centered experiences for people with dementia and how the arts can provide meaningful, stimulating and joyful respite. A distinguished keynote speaker and panel of regional experts will engage with the audience in a lively discussion of the various ways in which programs and organizations are advancing these arts-centered approaches, enhancing quality of life within our communities.

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Keynote Speaker

Elizabeth “Like” Lokon, Ph.D.
Director & Founder of OMA

As an artist (BA, BFA), gerontologist (MGS), and educator (PhD), Like frequently speaks on the intersection of the arts, dementia, and intergenerational service learning and has published in these areas. She is the founder and director of the Opening Minds through Art (OMA), She has presented her work in North America, Europe and Asia. She is also a Master Teaching Artist with the National Center for Creative Aging.


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