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Our Mission

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 To support optimal aging through the creative arts by serving as a clearinghouse of information and education for participants and professionals in Utah’s older adult communities.


Everyone is Aging!

As life expectancy increases and the population of older adults booms, quality of life in older adulthood is more important than ever. Nurturing each element of a person’s life - the physical, emotional, social, cognitive and spiritual, brings about growth, fulfillment and better overall health. Research is demonstrating that participation in the arts can positively affect each of these areas, contributing to true health promotion, disease prevention and improved quality life!


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Music and Memory

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Using music to reawaken memory

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Promoting a creative aging experience 

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The Utah Creative Aging Coalition began in the spring of 2014, as The
Music & Memory℠ Utah Coalition. Under the direction of the governor’s Utah
Commission on Aging, The Music & Memory℠ Utah Coalition brought together the state’s leading healthcare, business, non-profit and educational leaders in a
groundbreaking partnership with the initial mission to roll-out Music & Memory℠ to all nursing homes statewide as well as make the program available to all individuals living with dementia. Over the passage of time, coalition members felt that older adults in Utah would experience even more benefits by including all aspects of creative aging as a focus of this coalition. The group began the transition in the fall of 2018, and continues today with its mission of promoting creative aging in Utah. The Coalition meets quarterly to coordinate efforts.

Arts Programs for You


Dance and Movement


Folk Arts

Literary Arts



Visual Arts




General Information

Research and Grants


Utah Programs

Creative Arts Across the Country


General Creative Aging

Theater Arts


Visual Arts


Creative Writing


Partners in Aging

aszheimers association logoAlzheimer's Association
art access logo             Art Access
UMFA logo      Utah Museum of                   Fine Arts
ballet west logo            Ballet West
byu orchestra logo    BYU New Horizions                 Orchestra
cache arts logo     Cache Valley New         Horizions Orchestra 
engage logo         EngAGE Utah
gleeful choir          Gleeful Choir
grey matter logo           Grey Matters
hale center logo    Hale Centre Theatre
jewish family service    Jewish Family Service
life long learning     Life Long Learning
music and memory logo    Music and Memory
ririe woodbury dance logo       Ririe-Woodbury              Dance Company
road scholar logo         Road Scholars
salt lake film society   Salt Lake Film Society
salt lake libraries logo      Salt Lake Libraries
salt lake valley orchestra logo   Salt Lake Valley New     Horizions Orchestra
mormon tabernacle choir logo   Mormon Tabernacle                  Choir
slcc logo       SLCC Continuing                   Education
 ucoalogo  Utah Commission on                   Aging


Last Updated: 10/14/21