Wayne State University

Aim Higher

The Art of Aging Successfully conferences have been presented annually by the IOG Elder Edvisors to Research since 1998.

That was when the Elder Advisors to Research joined with the IOG faculty to create a conference organized by seniors for seniors. What began as an experiment has evolved into a much-anticipated annual event for a sell-out crowd of almost 500 seniors (and growing). The conference, anchored by a well-respected keynote speaker and featuring several break-out workshops, promotes creative expression, social connection and information on ways to positively embrace all facets of aging. In addition to the display artists, seniors submit prose, poetry or memoirs to be published in the Creative Expressions booklet printed for each attendee. Submitting art is not required to participate in this inspiring event.