Lifetime Arts CEO Recognized as a Top “Influencer in Aging”

Maura at a recent Teachers and Writers Workshop at VISIONS at Selis Manor. (Photo: Jordan Dann)
Maura O’Malley, Co-founder and CEO of Lifetime Arts, has been recognized as one of Next Avenue’s Top 50 “Influencers in Aging” for 2017.

Next Avenue, part of the Public Broadcasting System (PBS), is the only digital publication dedicated to covering issues for people 50 and older. Its third annual list of the Top 50 Influencers in Aging, includes advocates, researchers, thought leaders, innovators, writers and experts at the forefront of changing how we age and think about aging.

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“I am very thankful to Next Avenue for this honor,” O’Malley said. “It acknowledges the importance of the work we do at Lifetime Arts, working with artists, senior service providers, funders and policy makers to create innovative programming that responds to the needs and interests of today’s older adults.”

“Since we began our work ten years ago,” O’Malley continued, “Lifetime Arts has proven Creative Aging programs bring tremendous benefits not only to program participants, host organizations, and arts partners – but to entire communities.”

Ms. O’Malley works to fulfill Lifetime Arts’ mission and leads the development of national programming models, professional development programs and pioneering resources for Creative Aging stakeholders.

About Lifetime Arts
Lifetime Arts works nationally to connect the people, funding, ideas and strategies necessary to increase the number and quality of professionally led instructional arts programs for older adults. By helping to develop policy, sharing best practices and providing expert technical assistance in the design, funding, and implementation of creative aging programs, they help organizations and individuals build livable communities for all ages.

About Next Avenue
Next Avenue, part of the PBS system, is public media’s first and only national journalism service for America’s booming older population. Made up of journalists and experts, our mission is to meet the needs and unleash the potential of older Americans through the power of media. Next Avenue has served over 40 million people on our site and millions more through our platforms and partnerships. Visit