Engaging in Artful Aging

Friday, June 15, 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Efforts to support and improve quality of life for aging populations through the arts, is a hot topic—and not just because this population is one of the fastest-growing in the country. Learn more in this workshop about models of partnership and engagement to support and build creative aging programs.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explore the crucial partnerships necessary to succeed at implementing an artful aging program.
  2. Explore how to adopt/adapt the Sundogs and Sunflowers Art for Life creative aging toolkit in your community.
  3. Learn more about the substantial research body about arts and aging, folk culture, healing, and elder care.



Teresa Bonner
Executive Director
Aroha Philanthropies
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Teresa brings more than 30 years of professional experience in philanthropy, foundation and nonprofit leadership to her role as Executive Director of Aroha Philanthropies. A principal in Family Philanthropy Advisors, Teresa manages philanthropic programs and initiatives for a select group of foundations across the country. She previously served as director of the U.S. Bancorp Foundation, with $20 million in Foundation grantmaking annually; the Piper Jaffray Foundation; and two nonprofit organizations. A former attorney,Teresa lives in the Napa Valley.

Annie Montgomery
Director Of Education
Lifetime Arts
New Rochelle, New York

A master teaching artist and trainer, Annie leads the design and development of Lifetime Arts many professional development efforts. She facilitates trainings for a wide range of practitioners including teaching artists, librarians, arts organizations and funders. As a teaching artist, Annie has taught numerous Creative Aging memoir and performance workshops throughout the metropolitan region in public libraries and community settings. Additionally, she has taught for 20 years with such organizations as The New Victory Theatre, Disney Theatrical Production, Creative Theatrics and others. She is an active theatre artist as an actor, director and playwright. Annie received her bachelors in acting from Boston University and her masters in educational theatre from New York University. [www.anniemeekmontgomery.com]