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Intergenerational Creative Aging

Published: 2019-09-11

As Creative Aging continues to grow, there is another dimension that organizations are beginning to explore: intergenerational programs that invite older and younger students to learn from each other while making art together.

A workshop on intergenerational arts learning at the 2018 National Conference for Community Arts Education, led by Montgomery and Matthew Cumbie, associate artistic director of Dance Exchange in Takoma Park, Maryland, drew enthusiastic participants who were eager to find out more. “We tend to have preconceived ideas about what it means to age,” Montgomery says, “but when we learn to see things differently, the possibilities are exciting.”