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.

Alzheimer’s Café at the Frye

Enjoy companionship, good food, music, and relaxing fun at the Frye's Café Frieda, preceded by a Gallery Discussion.


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

here:now – Arts Engagement for Adults Living with Dementia

here:now is an arts-engagement program of the Frye Art Museum for adults living with dementia and their care partners to enjoy a creative and relaxing afternoon together.

Meet Me at the Movies

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

Creative Aging Conferences, Lectures, and Films

The Frye Art Museum offers professional development opportunities and public programs that encourage community conversation on arts engagement, dementia awareness, and creative aging through hands-on workshops, lectures, and films.

Advisory Committee

Karen Maeda Allman
Community Relations and Events Coordinator
Elliott Bay Book Company

Marigrace Becker
Program Manager, Community Education and Impact, UW Medicine Memory and Brain Wellness Center

Dr. Lee Burnside
Geriatrician, Division of Gerontology and Geriatrics, University of Washington

Brent A. Butler
Program Manager, Age Friendly Seattle, City of Seattle

Michelle Cheng
Director of Education & Community Partnerships
Frye Art Museum

Amy Hamblin

Patricia Klingler
Public Speaking Coach, Say It and Show It

Mary Jane Knecht
Manager, Creative Aging Programs, Frye Art Museum

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

Joanne Maher
Director of Programs and Services, Alzheimer's Association Washington State Chapter

Lisa Mayfield
Founder, Aging Wisdom

Kavan Peterson
Editor and Co-Founder,

Keri Pollock
Director of Marketing and Communications, Aging Wisdom

Renate Raymond
Deputy Director, Development, Frye Art Museum

Kristoffer Rhoads, PhD
UW Medicine Memory and Brain Wellness Center

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