Creative Aging Programs

Creative Aging Programs

An offering of programs for adults to engage in creative lifelong learning. Programs explore the rich potential of aging and offer opportunities to impact the community’s health and wellbeing.


Home-based creative arts experiences for adults living with dementia.


Designed for adults living with dementia and their care partners, here:now is a free arts engagement program that celebrates present-moment awareness and new possibilities for creative expression.

Alzheimer’s Café

Enjoy artwork discussions, live music, snacks, and fun at the Alzheimer’s Café at The Memory Hub, next to the Frye.

Creative Aging Special Events

The Frye Art Museum offers professional development opportunities and public programs for community conversations on art, creativity, dementia, and healthy aging through hands-on workshops, interdisciplinary lectures, and a variety of special events.  

Meet Me at the Movies

Meet Me at the Movies is a unique film experience. Short clips from classic and contemporary films are shown, followed by audience discussion guided by a facilitator.

The Memory Hub

The Frye Art Museum is a founding partner of the Memory Hub: A Place for Dementia-Friendly Community, Collaboration, and Impact. Spearheaded by UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center and located on the Frye campus, the Memory Hub welcomes visitors year-round to experience new perspectives on living well with dementia. 


Advisory Committee

Karen Maeda Allman 
Assistant Agent, Wales Literary Agency; Community Relations and Events Coordinator (retired), Elliott Bay Book Company  

Marigrace Becker
Program Manager, Community Education and Impact, UW Medicine Memory and Brain Wellness Center; Director, The Memory Hub: A Place for Dementia-Friendly Community, Collaboration, and Impact 

Tamar Benzikry 
Director of Learning and Engagement, Frye Art Museum 

Amy Hamblin

Patricia Klingler
Corporate Trainer and Personal Coach (retired)

Jennifer Kulik, PhD
Founder & CEO, Silver Kite Community Arts

Katie Lamar
Director of Creative Aging, Aging Wisdom

Kavan Peterson
Co-Founder,; President, Harvest Home Care

Kristoffer Rhoads, PhD
Neuropsychologist, UW Medicine Memory and Brain Wellness Center

Karen M. Winston
Senior Planner, Aging and Disability Services, City of Seattle

The Creative Aging Programs are made possible with support from the estate of M. Jean Fisher, Richard & Maude Ferry Charitable Foundation, and Aging Wisdom. Additional support is provided by the Frye Foundation and Frye Art Museum members.