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London Creative Age Network

The London Creative Age Network is a volunteer led, community based arts initiative started in 2013 in London Ontario. The volunteers have been working with local libraries, arts institutions, health organizations and seniors groups to raise awareness about the the creative arts and healthy aging.

  • Status:
    Annual Festival, Non-profit, Project, Network 
  • Main Communities Served:
    Seniors 
  • Main Catchment Area:
    Ontario, London Ontario and surrounding area 
  • Languages:
    English 
  • Arts Focus:
    Creative Aging programs for older adults 
  • Main Community-Engaged Arts / Arts for Social Change Activities:
    -Organizing annual Creative Age Festival
    -Organizing and promoting ongoing creative aging arts programs at local neighbourhood libraries
    -Engaging older adults to help plan programs, events and activities
    -Applying for grants and sponsorship funds to sustain programs
    -Promoting and practicing cross sector collaboration
    -Organizing and implementing social media and community awareness campaigns to educate about a rapidly aging population and a new generation of older adults approaching retirement
    -Making presentations to municipal, arts, health and seniors' organizations
    -Raising awareness about the need to stop ageism in our communities 
  • Mandate/Mission:
    The mission of the London Creative Age Network (LCAN) is to improve the quality of life of London's older adults by organizing creative aging programs in their neighbourhoods and engaging isolated seniors in the arts and cultural life of the city. 
  • Main Contact Name:
    Kathy Smith, Founder and Volunteer Coordinator 
  • Phone:
    519 697 2177 
  • Main Contact Email:
    getkathysmith@gmail.com 
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  • Address:
    75 Albert Street #401
    London, ON  N6A 1L7 

Last updated on 2016-02-17 16:25:04. Photos credit of: Kathy Smith - Submitted by: London Creative Age Network