There is a fountain of youth
it is your mind,
your talents, 
the creativity you bring to your life
and the lives of people you love.
When you learn to tap this source,
you will truly have defeated age.
~ Sophia Loren

Creativity and Mentoring

Creative use of our talents can be our fountain of youth.  If we develop our art with age peers or with younger generations, we can increase our focus and productivity. We also thereby contribute to social connections and sometimes to the broader community.  Mentoring one on one or within a group is mutually supportive and builds upon our life experiences as older adults.  Creative activity within a group or through intergenerational mentoring can lead us to educational and advocacy activities built upon our individual and group strengths.

Encore Creativity

The Circle Way

PeerSpirit

How to Combat the Creativity Crisis

Fostering Intergenerational Relationships

Generations United offers an educational resource to help communities make intentional efforts to build connections between generations.

Click here: Creating an Age-Advantaged Community: A Toolkit for Building Intergenerational Communities that Recognize, Engage and Support All Ages.

Journal of Intergenerational Relationships

The Legacy Project – Benefits of Intergenerational Relationships

Developing Intergenerational Relationships – practical guidelines

The Value of Intergenerational Relationships

Ryan publication on Writing Aging & Spirit Website and Blog

For my two-page description of this website and blog: Writing Aging and Spirit,

See recent article on pp 34-35 Issue #23 (2017) of SAGE-ing: Journal of Creative Aging.

With this shadow unselfie photo,

I bid you adieu,

        Ellen