We offer many events each year — some for all ages, some created just for older adults. Most are free, and all are a great way to connect with other people!
Innovations in Healthy Aging Lecture Series
We are pleased to announce a lecture series that features prominent scholars from the University of Arizona and beyond speaking about topics related to aging.
Each lecture is free and open to the public. The lectures are presented in a hybrid format, online via Zoom, and in person at the Health Sciences Innovation Building on the University of Arizona campus. Recordings of the lectures will be available on the Innovations in Healthy Aging website for later viewing.
Join us on April 26, 2023, for the final IHA lecture of the spring, “Elder Abuse: Causes, Consequences, and Prevention,” by Laura Mosqueda, MD. The lecture will take place at the Health Sciences Innovation Building, 1670 E. Drachman St., Tucson, AZ 85721, and will also be live-streamed.
Aging and the Arts
The Aging and the Arts program at the University of Arizona uses poetry, music, dance, visual arts, guided movement and more to promote healthy aging. Our events are for older adults as well as health care workers, researchers and others interested in how the humanities can promote greater well-being for an aging population.
Aging and the Arts Creative Encounters in Awe Walking: Color
Join us to connect to awe at the University of Arizona Museum of Art and learn about awe walking in conjunction with their new exhibit Restored: Woman-Ochre. This workshop will combine the themes of the exhibit with our own exploration of color in a project led by Jenna Green, an Art and Visual Culture Education doctoral student with a focus on contemplative practice and empathy.
Aging and the Arts Poetry Circle: Richard Shelton
Join us for a monthly poetry discussion led by University of Arizona Poetry Center docents. This event is free, and no preparation or knowledge of poetry is necessary to participate. April's topic is the work of Richard Shelton. Since 1956, Shelton lived in Southern Arizona, where he was a Regents Professor (emeritus) at the University of Arizona. He has been the director of the Creative Writing Program and the University of Arizona Poetry Center, a Faculty Fellow, and a Flinn Scholar mentor.