Research Institute for Aging: Arts and Aging Day Canada, September 24

Join us virtually on Friday September 24, 2021 as we celebrate Arts and Aging Day Canada – a day devoted to highlighting arts-based activities for older adults across the sector.

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 the arts are engaging and supporting Canadian older adults, 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 own workplace.

Inspired by the work of Arts in Care Homes in the UK, Arts and Aging Day Canada aims to use social media to highlight the amazing work being done in long-term care homes, retirement communities, seniors centres, and community organizations across the country. This 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.

Getting involved is easy!

Step 1: Take a photo, write a blog post or make a video of an arts-based activity or creation. Do this ahead of time or on the day, make it as simple or as detailed as you want, whatever is easier for you!

Step 2: Write a social media post and add the hashtag #ArtsandAgingCA.

Step 3: Share the post on social media on September 24, 2021!

Step 4: Follow #ArtsandAgingCA and get inspired by the incredible work happening across Canada to engage older individuals in the arts.

Looking for more support and ways to get involved?

Check out our toolkit with tips, example posts and other resources to help you get started: Arts and Aging Day Canada Toolkit

Follow #ArtsandAgingCA on social media and get connected with older adults and organizations working to promote the arts in Canada.


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