Join us at QCA on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, 8:30am-2:30pm, for the Aging in Place through a Creative Lens Conference. We are bringing together cultural institutions, artists, and community leaders committed to providing the best quality of life for older adults. Our keynote speaker will be Susan Perlstein, a pioneer in the field of Creative Aging and she will be joined by a panel of leaders who work in service of our borough's elders.

Our partners include: Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC), AHRC New York City, Visiting Nurse Services of New York (VNSNY), Greater Jamaica Development Corporation (GJDC), Rochdale Village Senior Center, Rego Park Green Alliance, Marsha Gildin (Creative Aging Arts Administrator), and Catherine Fletcher (Writer and SU-CASA Artist-in-Residence)

If you are a SU-CASA artist, arts educator, or professional looking to provide arts and culture for older adults, help us in our efforts to make life joyful for our elders.

RSVP below and email us for more information.

Tuesday, May 15th, 8:30am - 2:30pm

Queens Council on the Arts
37-11 35th Ave, Entrance on 37th St
Astoria, NY 11101

Registration Required.


Susan Perlstein is known as the “mother of the field of Creative Aging”. She founded Elders Share the Arts (1979) and the National Center for Creative Aging (2001). Currently she is Executive of Elders Share the Arts.  She is an artist, educator, social worker and activist whose entire career has been dedicated to fostering community arts and ensuring that older people have access to quality arts programs. She has written extensively on creativity and aging. She is currently developing local and national trainings in partnership with the National Center for Creative Aging. She has served as a consultant to the New York City Department for the Aging and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.  She has presented to a wide range of groups including the American Society on Aging, the Alliance for Cultural Democracy, Generations United of America, and the National Endowment for the Arts as well as internationally.