Tri-C Welcomes Creative Aging Expert to Speak as Part of Workshop and Art Exhibit

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HIGHLAND HILLS, Ohio, Feb. 9 /-USNewswire/ -- Creative aging expert Dr. Gene Cohen will visit Cuyahoga Community College's Eastern Campus to give a free lecture on Thursday, March 1st, at 7 p.m. The following day, Dr. Cohen and other community leaders will lead a workshop on creative aging at Ursuline College. Both events are complements to an art exhibit, "Creative Aging: Art Stories in Later Life," on display at Tri-C's Gallery East from February 22 through March 29. An opening reception for the show will take place on February 22, from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

    Dr. Gene Cohen, M.D., Ph.D., is author of "The Creative Age: Awakening Human Potential in the Second Half of Life" and "The Brain in Human Aging." He serves as director of the Center on Aging, Health & Humanities at George Washington University, and has previously served as acting director of the National Institute on Aging. He co-founded the Creativity Discovery Corps, an organization with the mission to identify and preserve the creative accomplishments and rich histories of under-recognized, talented older adults. He is also a founding director of the Washington, D.C. Center On Aging, a think tank. His articles are published widely, and his new book, "The Mature Mind: The Positive Power of the Aging Brain," debuted in January.

    "We are so lucky to have Dr. Cohen, a nationally-recognized expert on the aging mind, as our speaker," said Mary Sender, program manager for Art Therapy at Tri-C. "His commentary will give deep significance to the beautiful art by older adults on display in the gallery." Amy Jacobs, a professor from the Ursuline College Art Therapy Counseling Program, added that "the art exhibition will remind us all that imagination, artistic vision, and the desire to give form and meaning to life are with us at every age."

    The workshop on Creativity and Aging at Ursuline on Friday, March 2nd, will feature roundtable discussions with noted mystery author Les Roberts and other Cleveland-area celebrities.

    Dr. Cohen's lecture at Tri-C is free and open to the public. The workshop at Ursuline costs $45, and space is limited. Continuing Education credits may be earned by attending these events. The events are sponsored by Tri-C in conjunction with Ursuline College's Graduate Art Therapy Counseling Department. To register or get more details, call 440-646-8139 or visit http://creativeaging.homestead.com/index.html.

    Gallery East is located in the Eastern Campus Education Center at 4250 Richmond Rd. in Highland Hills. Dr. Cohen's lecture will take place in the Eastern Campus Auditorium in the Student Services Building. The workshop on March 2nd will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Fritzsche Building at Ursuline College, 2550 Lander Rd. in Pepper Pike.
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