I am an original Lifetime Arts roster member with decades as a teaching artist specializing in arts with older adults (well, frail, and Alzheimer’s populations). When an older adult quality arts program includes skill building, social engagement, mobility and skill sustainability, the result is one of joy, accomplishment, satisfaction and community among participants. My mission to bring art to unlikely places while incorporating an intergenerational/interdisciplinary approach when possible includes expertise in literary, theatre, visual, and choral performing arts. The ability to teach older adults should not only come from a passion and proficiency in one’s discipline, but from knowledge and understanding of, and commitment to the process and methods proven for success with this population. I have worked with older adults (as well as all ages) within a wide range of socio-economic, cultural, and special needs backgrounds. My BA in arts education (Lehman College, CUNY), MLS (OU), and graduate studies in Art Therapy (CNR) inform my work as a teaching artist as well as professional writer, poet, playwright, director, singer and movement/performance artist. My first experience working with the arts and older adults was as a teenager at a nursing home. It is my honor to participate in Lifetime Arts’ mission and proud to be a part of its teaching artist roster. I have also had the privilege to be a speaker and workshop leader at Lifetime Arts symposiums, as well as curriculum developer and professional development lecturer for this organization.