Design a Life

A Community of Ideas



April 17, 2009, Cole Center
Cleveland State University



Student pricing has just been reduced to $30!!!

Parking for students is available at the Cole Center located at 3100 Chester Ave.
Enter the parking lot from E.30th St. between Chester and Euclid Aves.


Featuring: Keynote Address by
Gay Powell Hanna, Ph. D., M. F. A. (replacement for Dr. Gene Cohen)
Executive Director, National Center for Creative Aging
An Affiliate of George Washington University

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: What is Aging After All?
New findings on creative capacity and psychological growth with aging.
Positive Brain and Behavior Changes that Occur BECAUSE of Aging, Not Despite it
View PowerPoint Presentation

Ann Vandervelde, artist and author, will have her new book on sale at the workshop for a CASH ONLY purchase price of $27! For more information about the author and her work, click here.



A growing body of literature emphasizes the link between health, well-being, and engagement in meaningful creative activities. Such activities provide an opportunity for individuals to maintain their identities, enhance self-esteem, manage stress, and regain strength and mobility subsequent to disabling illness (c.f. Bissell & Mallioux, 1981; Mee, Sumison, & Craik, 2004; Reynolds, 2003; Reynolds & Prior, 2003; among many others).

This site includes a report on the 2008 workshop, a bibliography page, a page for upcoming events, pictures from previous workshops, and a page listing community resources. We invite you to provide additional information for any of these pages.

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