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Arts and Aging Day 2024

Where: Virtual

When: Tuesday September 24, 2024

Cost: Free

Together with Arts in Care Homes in the UK, Arts and Aging Day Canada uses social media to showcase the amazing work being done in multiple settings across our country including long-term care homes, retirement communities, seniors centres, municipal recreation programs, community programs, and arts organizations. The day is a chance to promote the positive effects of arts-based activities, learn more about what different organizations are doing, and create nation-wide connections in the field of arts, health, and aging.

We invite you to share your own home, community organization, and/or workplace’s arts activities, creations and experiences through social media. From choirs to poetry, visual arts to dance, we want to highlight all the ways that arts and creativity are engaging and supporting Canadian older adults and those who care for them, both in-person and virtually. This day is a great opportunity for you to learn from colleagues across the country and find new ideas to bring back to your family, community, or workplace.


Getting involved is easy!

Step 1: Take a photo, write a blog post, or make a video of an arts-based activity or creation. You can do this ahead of time or on the day, make it as detailed or as simple as you want! Need some inspiration? Here are some ideas:

  • Reading
  • Painting  
  • Drawing
  • Sketching
  • Writing
  • Singing
  • Playing an instrument
  • Acting
  • Baking
  • Knitting
  • Crocheting
  • Sewing
  • Quilting
  • Woodworking
  • Car repair
  • Whittling
  • Dancing
  • Stencil art


Step 2: Write a social media post and add the hashtag #ArtsAndAgingCA to promote the benefits of arts and creativity.

Step 3: Share your social media posts on September 24.

Step 4: Follow @artsaging and #ArtsandAgingCA on Twitter to be inspired and get connected with older adults, care partners and organizations working to promote arts, creativity and self-expression across Canada.

Looking for more ways to support and get involved?


Screenshot of the AADC poster

Arts and Aging Day Canada is presented by Kate Dupuis, Schlegel Innovation Leader in Arts and Aging at Sheridan Centre for Elder Research and the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging (RIA).

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