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Life Creativity: Practical Tools for Living Long and Aging Well

Practical tools for people who are looking for creative energy in everything they do.

‘Life Creativity’ is the third in a series of six annual Reinvention Convention sessions directed by a partnership between The Senior Friendship Centers, The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Ringling College (OLLI) and JFCS of the Suncoast, along with a panel of community individuals and a rotating roster of sponsors. Year 1 addressed Age Bias. Year 2 tackled Intergenerational Harmony.

This year, we’re asking “What if we taught a concentrated community of educated, curious elder students how to be creatively confident? How might they go on with their insights to experiment, impact their own lives, that of their communities and the world, living as Longevity Pioneers?”

So, we assembled a superstar cast of Creative Experts to give us some practical help in navigating life’s challenges through building creative confidence. Participants will go away with an education, an experience and a Toolkit to shift how they see and approach challenges and opportunities of living a long life well.

It’s a unique opportunity to explore the world.

Keynote speakers will be:

Dr. Gene D. Cohen, MD, PHD – Late author and pioneering researcher into geriatric mental health (VIDEO Homage by co-author and wife, Wendy Cohen)

Dr. Larry Thompson, President of Ringling College of Art and Design – Live Keynote and Discussion

Dr. Hank Hine, Executive Director of The Dali Museum, Live Keynote and Discussion

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