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Age Smart: Relic or art…. What will you be?

A visit to a museum can be an educational, inspiring and calming experience. Museums expand our horizons, teach us about the world and provide moments of peaceful reflection. 

Our nation is facing a pandemic, and community needs have abruptly changed. Many museums across the globe, including the Anchorage Museum, have adapted to continue serving those patrons. Mental and physical health in adults age 50+ have been negatively affected while social distancing and in some cases, being isolated with minimal human interaction.

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Join AARP Alaska and the Anchorage Museum for a free virtual event Tuesday, Nov. 10. Anchorage Museum Educator Molissa Udevitz will discuss how engaging with art is beneficial for overall health, especially when growing older. Participants will be guided in discussing museum artwork and using it as inspiration for sketching and simple seated movement. Please have a pencil and paper available for this interactive workshop. 

“I look forward to sharing how creative aging - or using the arts to improve our quality of life as we age - has positive health benefits and then providing a virtual space for participants to engage with art and be creative,” Udevitz said.

In her role with the museum, Udevitz develops and leads interdisciplinary programs for all ages. She has facilitated museum visits for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and held art classes for seniors. Udevitz is also an artist, dancer and choreographer, and she enjoys helping people connect with their creative side. 

The tour begins at 6 PM. Register at: https://aarp.cvent.com/NOVTOUR2020

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