A Look Back At 2014

Dear Friends,

What an amazing year it’s been! Look at the headlines:

  • Launched the Creative Aging in America’s Libraries Project – an expansion of our Libraries Initiative that will take us to 12 states across the country.
  • Launched the first of the of the Lifetime Arts Creative Aging workshops as part of AARP Foundation’s effort to reduce isolation in older adults. Workshops took place throughout the year in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Westchester County, Miami, and upstate New York.
  • Conducted training, professional development and presentations for organizations around the country. These included:

American Society on Aging
Community Word Project
Connecticut Community Foundation
Grantmakers in Aging
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council
Metropolitan Library Service Agency

The Actors Fund
The Creative Center
National Center for Creative Aging
New York Library Association
Virginia Commission on the Arts

  • Conducted two 3-day training institutes for librarians and administrators who make up the first cohort of the Lifetime Arts Affiliate Network. These session, in Briarcliff Manor, NY and San Diego, CA provided hands-on training as well as informative panels and presentation from the arts, library and adult learning fields.
  • Welcomed three new board members: Shannon McDonough, Digital Media Strategist at the JFK Library Foundation in Boston; Raymond Santiago, recently retired Director for the Miami-Dade Public Library System; and Douglas Wingo, Development Consultant in New York City.
  • Launched the newly redesigned Lifetime Arts website.

We hope you’re as excited as we are about our continued expansion. You’ll be seeing more information about new programs and services that will launch in 2015.

Thank you for your continued interest in Lifetime Arts and best wishes for a wonderful holiday season,

Maura O’Malley


Ed Friedman
Executive Director