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Do you work at a library, arts organization, or organization serving older adults in Idaho? Great! You’re invited to attend Growing Creative Aging for Idaho, a statewide convening of Idaho adult services library staff, arts organizations, and senior service leaders on June 6, 2024 in Boise.  

The words "Creative Aging Convening" on a background with multiple colors and the Lifetime Arts logo.

This convening is part of a 5-state effort to support the advancement of creative aging across the western states, presented by Idaho Commission on the Arts, Idaho Commission for Libraries, and Lifetime Arts. 

What is creative aging?

Creative aging is an evidence-based approach that utilizes the arts to enhance the well-being, social connection, and quality of life of older adults. It’s not just about painting or music; it’s about unlocking potential, fostering community, and combating ageism in our work. 

Why participate in this convening?  

  • Learn about the benefits of creative aging: Discover how arts programming can improve the lives of older adults in our state, and why it matters to your work. 
  • Connect with cross-sector leaders: Network with representatives from arts organizations, libraries, and aging services. 
  • Share your expertise: Contribute to developing actionable strategies to embed arts education in older adult services. 
  • Be part of the solution: Help build capacity in Idaho for ongoing collaboration and investment in creative aging initiatives. 

Where and when will it be? Is help available for travel?

  • Where: Idaho Commission for Libraries, 325 W State St in Boise 
  • When: Thursday, June 6 from 8:45 am-4:00 pm MST. 
  • Meals: Morning coffee, light snacks, and lunch will be provided.  
  • Travel: For attendees traveling further than 50 miles to attend, lodging will be provided at no cost to you. Reimbursement for mileage and meals per diem is also available. 

Registration is open and a tentative agenda is available. Registration will close on May 1, 2024, or when capacity of 35 is reached. 


We look forward to seeing you there!  


Deana Brown, deana.brown@libraries.idaho.gov

Adult Services Library Consultant, Idaho Commission for Libraries 


Laura Roghaar, laura.rogahaar@arts.idaho.gov

Arts Learning Services Director, Idaho Commission on the Arts 



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