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1 Benefits of Well-Being Through Participation in the Arts 2010 Conference on Independent Living Eileen L. Yates, MPA Center for Aging Initiatives June 10, 2009

2 Mission The Center for Aging Initiatives promotes successful aging through the development of senior adult education opportunities for adults 55 and over in diverse community and institutional settings.

3 A Solid Foundation A premier provider of lifelong learning in Greater Cleveland for 35 years Education standard that recognizes the intellectual interests of older students Outstanding instructors Vast and diverse set of changing classes On- and Off-Campus experiences

4 Learning Opportunities and Diverse Settings Throughout Greater Cleveland

5 The Framework: Diverse Opportunities for Personal Enrichment Encore Campus On-Campus, 3 locations, one day week, 3 sessions/year Neighborhood Scholars Off-Campus, in cooperation with community partners, 4 week sessions, open access registration Community Programs Off-campus, in a variety of settings, contract basis

6 The Framework continued… Program 60 Through Program 60, residents of Ohio age 60 and older may register for regularly scheduled credit and non- credit classes on an instructor-approved, non-credit, tuition-free, space-available basis. Registrations are made through the Admissions and Records Office on the dates shown on the Registration Calendar. Program 60 registration for credit courses will not be accepted prior to the dates advertised. Enrollment Fall Fall Spring

7 Neighborhood Scholars Creative Connections through Collaboration…a sampling Cleveland Museum of Art Cleveland Museum of Natural History Cleveland Botanical Gardens Western Reserve Historical Society

8 Learning Through Discovery Coffee with a Curator Cleveland Museum of Art Series Treasure Trove of Cleveland History Series Cleveland’s Ethnic Foods & Cultures Chamber Music Ensemble

9 For the Love of Art Unique & Stimulating opportunities to chat with a Curator Explore the Cleveland Museum of Art’s collections Hands-on presentations of major events in Cleveland’s history Enjoy the rich ethnicity of Greater Cleveland through food Express musical talents

10 Website:

11 E-Newsletter

12 Measures of Success Advisory Committees Student Evaluations / Feedback Focus Groups Increased Enrollment Instructor Satisfaction Continuous Quality Improvement

13 Growth Opportunities Expand community outreach Determine unmet needs Create unique partnerships Develop new models of success Identify potential funding sources

14 And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years. --Abraham Lincoln

15 Questions? Center for Aging Initiatives


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