Jefferson Humanities & Health Programs

Creative Aging

Creative Aging brings together Jefferson students and local elders to connect through creative activities including art-making and storytelling. This initiative explores approaches to creative aging, a practice that seeks to imbue late-life with creativity and meaning while countering notions of ageism. The workshop series is led by Cassandra Stancil Gunkel, an artist, historian and folklorist, who works in fiber, printmaking and photography. 

Spring 2024 Creative Aging Workshops 

  • Wednesday, January 24, 2-3:30 p.m. 
  • Wednesday, February 28, 2-3:30 p.m. 
  • Wednesday, March 20, 2-3:30 p.m. 
  • Wednesday, April 17, 2-3:30 p.m.

All sessions meet at Old City Presbyterian Apartments (25 N. 4th Street).

Participation may be counted toward the Asano Humanities & Health Certificate program for Jefferson students. All participants must provide a PA State background check.

For more information and to sign up, email Kirsten Bowen, Humanities Program Coordinator.