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Welcome to Creative Aging Cincinnati

Creative Aging programs:

  • Stimulate thought and creativity
  • Provide learning opportunities
  • Help people laugh and enjoy themselves
  • Help seniors stay connected to the outside world, as well as interact with people of all ages.

All programs are in accessible venues.

About Us

Founded over 30 years ago as The Arts and Humanities Resource Center for Older Adults, Creative Aging Cincinnati, a 501(c)3, has been serving Seniors in the Greater Cincinnati area. Creative Aging's mission is to provide arts and humanities programs that have a positive impact on the quality of life of older adults in the Greater Cincinnati Area. Creative Aging provides arts and humanities programs and performances that stimulate participants minds, creativity and sense of self. Programs are designed to educate, engage, enrich and entertain.

Creative Aging accomplishes its mission by bringing local area professional artists, performers and educators to present one hour long programs at senior centers, retirement communities, adult day care centers, and nursing homes in Cincinnati and surrounding areas. In 2016, Creative Aging sponsored 595 programs at member facilities serving 18,946 older adults in the Greater Cincinnati area. Over the years, Creative Aging Cincinnati has provided well over 8000 programs and touched the lives of over 333,000 seniors!

Our HistoryOur History

In 1975 Sr. Joan Leonard presented a series of literature classes to members of the Over-the-Rhine Senior Center. The discussions in these classes were so well-received by the seniors and those who worked with them, that they led to the development of other programs designed to foster interest, creativity and participation in the arts among older adults.

The Arts & Humanities Resource Center for Older Adults (AHRC) was created to provide area elders access to arts and humanities programs on an on-going basis. AHRC received tax-exempt status in 1985. Since then, AHRC has continued to serve this community by bringing high quality professional performers and educators to elders who would not otherwise have access to them.

In 2004, the Arts & Humanities Resource Center for Older Adults changed its name to Creative Aging Cincinnati to reflect:

  • Our belief that creativity, like aging, is a lifelong process, and
  • Our commitment to providing access to the arts and creative expression for all Greater Cincinnati-Area seniors.

Progams Currently Offered:

1. In Facility Programming
2. Outreach Programs
3. The Vern and Aileen Kohler Dementia Program: Making Connections through Music




Visit the following link to listen to a Creative Aging podcast from WVXU explaining our organization and the importance of creative stimulation in the senior population.

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