About Us

Established in 2009:

The Creative Aging Calgary Society strives to advance recognition of the importance of arts and aging and to heighten awareness of the benefits of professionally conducted participatory arts and aging programs.  In so doing, we reach out to many stakeholders – older adults, senior-serving agencies, artisans, researchers, elected officials, funders, change-leaders and policy makers.

Our Vision: 

Vibrant and positive aging

Our Mission:

To increase awareness of the positive impact that arts participation can have on older adults

Our Values:

• Increasing opportunities for arts participation
• Building capacity for social inclusion
• Individual and collective growth
• Evidence-informed practices
• Cutting-edge learning opportunities
• Strength of community collaboration



President, Carol Henckel
Past President, Dianne McDermid
Vice President, Cathy Hume
Treasurer, Vacant

Secretary, Zabin Jadavji

Directors with Portfolios
Business Development, Vacant
Education and Programming,  Norma Karlinsky, Cherie Ratte, Karen Boyer
Newsletter Editor, Alice Lam
Marketing and Communications, Vacant

Webmaster, Elaine Danelesko

Directors at Large
John Vaillancourt
Ralph Hubele


Benefits of Board Membership

Call for Board Members We are seeking new board members to assist the Society in achieving its vision, mission and priorities.

Volunteers Needed for project work – Creative Expression Profile Editor to support our quarterly newsletter;

Please contact info@creativeagingcalgary.com for more information