The Power and Impact of Creative Aging Programs - A Webinar Hosted by Grantmakers in Aging

Host Organization: Grantmakers in Aging


Creative aging programs provide older adults with a renewed sense of purpose, improved wellbeing and connection with others. Despite the amazing impact of these programs, funders of aging services have been slow to embrace them. Recognizing the need for these programs across the country, Aroha Philanthropies, located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, developed a major multi-year initiative, Seeding Vitality Arts (SVA), in 2016.

Using a learning cohort model, Aroha is equipping grantees with the tools needed to create highly successful arts programs. Aroha's partner, Lifetime Arts, provides intensive training and technical assistance to grantees, and Touchstone Center for Collaborative Inquiry developed an evaluation protocol. Since 2016, Aroha has seeded Vitality Arts programs in 50 nonprofit organizations working in three learning cohorts across the United States.

Join us for a conversation about the power and impact of creative aging programs.


  • The outcomes of two years of programs serving hundreds of older adults
  • Successes and challenges and the basics of successful cross-sector collaborations among a variety of nonprofit organizations


  • Teresa Bonner, Executive Director, Aroha Philanthropies
  • Maura O'Malley, CEO and Co-Founder, Lifetime Arts
  • John Feather (Moderator), CEO, Grantmakers In Aging

Registration is available until July 24.

Members and Non-Member Funders: Please click on the "Register Now" link above.

Dial-in and webinar information will be emailed to you before the session.

Please email register@philanthropynewyork.org with any questions.

This webinar is from 2:00pm to 3:00pm EDT. 

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