Over 300 people attended the Phoebe Institute on Aging Spring Conference on The Arts and Aging at Miller Symphony Hall in Allentown on March 25. It was a vibrant educational forum that focused on how creative engagement can boost the healing process and meet many of the physical and emotional needs of older adults.
Keynote addresses were given by Charlotte Yeh, M.D., Chief Medical Officer for AARP Services, Inc.; David Leventhal, founding teacher and Program Director for Dance for PD; and Kimberly Maniscalco of Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts. Attendees enjoyed an interactive day of learning that included a dance performance about Alzheimer’s disease and a lively audience-wide drumming circle.
The Spring Phoebe Institute on Aging has provided innovative educational programming to health care and senior service staff members throughout the region Phoebe serves since 2001. For more information, please visit phoebe.org/pia.