Welcome to the Research of Creative Aging

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 9:00am to 9:15am
Arena Stage, Fichlander


Discover emerging research demonstrating the impact of creative expression on healthy aging in this track designed by leaders in the field.


  1. Establish robust and practicable links between the “research of art” and the “art of research.”
  2. Anticipate the impending research that will catalyze substantive change in our field.
  3. Enhance the use of research as a bedrock of the field.
  4. Illuminate current research and its impact on diverse artistic modalities.
  5. Plant the seeds for a research-based framework that simultaneously builds and reinforces value.


  • Greg Finch, Director of Field Services, National Center for Creative Aging
  • Alex Mabin, Senior Vice President, First Centrum
  • Linda Noelker, Senior Vice President for Planning and Organizational Resources, The Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging
  • Nora Super, Executive Director, 2015 White House Conference on Aging