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Centering Anti-Ableism in Creative Aging Programs (Article)

Published: 2021-10-26

October 2021

By Ellen Hirzy

"Creative aging programs in community arts education have the opportunity to work at the intersection of anti-ageism and anti-ableism. They can be anti- ageist because they focus on arts learning and skill building for older people. They take place in engaging, supportive environments where older adults are valued as active, capable learners and creators with talent, drive, and commitment. They also can be anti-ableist because their approach to teaching and learning is asset based, not deficit based. Organizations and practitioners identify physical, perceptual, and logistical barriers to engagement and work to remove them." - Ellen Hirzy

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