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.
The Feldenkrais Method
This renowned program demonstrates awareness through movement with mental and physical exercises from the Feldenkrais Method, led by Andrew Belser, certified Feldenkrais instructor and director of the School of Theatre, Film and Television at the College of Fine Arts.