Special Interest Luncheon Discussion Groups

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 12:15pm to 1:15pm
Arena Stage, Cafe

This year, four Special Interest Groups will be gathering around tables during the Wednesday MAY 20 midday lunch break to explore Creative Caregiving, Emerging Leaders, LGBTQ Issues, and Spiritual Life as they relate to creative aging. These topics emerged for consideration from the 2014 Leadership Exchange and Conference.

No need to sign up ahead, simply look for the table with your TOPIC CARD in the Cafe area in the "upper lobby" of Arena Stage.

Prepared facilitators will guide spirited conversation to promote discussion and inquiry, illuminate impact of the topic, and gather insights from the field in ways that advance each topic. Facilitators will report dialogue and recommendations to NCCA staff and the 2016 NCCA Conference Planning team for consideration. 

Take this opportunity to enjoy your colleagues as you continue to shape the future of the field.


Special Interest Groups and Facilitators


Creative Caregiving | Lylie Fisher, Director of Community Engagement, IONA Senior Services

Emerging Leaders | Jennie Smith-Peers, Executive Director, Elders Share the Arts (ESTA) and Paul Ferrara, Teaching Artist

LGBTQ Issues | Leland Kiang, Information and Referral Manager, IONA Senior Services and John Moniz, Executive Director, Goddard House

Spiritual Life | Ginny Mazur, Community Partnership Director, Goddard House