Free Training Opportunity this October! Learn about Creative Aging Program Development for your library

Are you interested in providing creative programming for older adults in your community? The Nebraska Arts Council is partnering with the Nebraska Library Commission to offer training led by Lifetime Arts, a national leader in creative aging program development.

Library staff throughout the state are invited to apply for Creative Aging Arts Program (CAAP) Library Training, and the training is entirely free of charge.

Those who are accepted for this program will participate in three synchronous online sessions on Monday mornings, October 16, 23, and 30 from 10:00am-12:00pm CDT (9:00am-11:00am MDT). Up to two library staff per library building may apply. There are just 25 spaces available, and part of the online training is interactive, so applicants are asked to make a good-faith commitment to attend all three sessions at the designated times.

Participants will learn about exciting new nationwide trends to engage older adults through creative activities and help to alleviate loneliness, which is becoming recognized as a widespread challenge affecting many older adults. Participants will also see examples of creative activities led by artists that can be easily adapted in library settings, discover how creative arts programming can be a vehicle to nurture social interaction, learn tips and tricks about administering programs, and hear about grant opportunities through the Nebraska Arts Council’s Creative Aging Arts Program (CAAP).

Apply early! Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis, and spaces are limited. The final deadline to apply is October 2. 

Questions? Contact Anne Alston at the Nebraska Arts Council.

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