Maintaining Creativity 2: REinvention

April 26, 2017

Bram & Bluma Appel Salon, Toronto Reference Library (789 Yonge St, Toronto)

Following our sold out inaugural conference in 2016, the Artists’ Health Alliance and the Canadian Senior Artist Resource Network (CSARN) are thrilled to present Maintaining Creativity 2: REinvention, on April 26, 2017 at the Bram & Bluma Appel Salon, Toronto Reference Library.

The theme of this full-day conference for senior artists is REinvention. That will be the topic of our keynote address by CBC host Laurie Brown, and a morning round-table discussion led by a panel of prominent artists.

In the afternoon, participants will choose from three breakout sessions: Financial and Legacy Planning, Marketing for Senior Artists, and Healthy Aging: Separating Fact from Fiction.

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9:00 to 9:30


9:30 AM

Opening remarks

9:40 AM

Keynote Address – Reinvention

Laurie Brown



10:15  to 12:30

Plenary Session – Reinvention

Laurie Brown
Tom Campbell
Rita Shelton Deverell
Joysanne Sidimus
David Warrack






Breakout Sessions

Breakout 1: Financial Planning & Intellectual Property

Elise Orenstein J.D.
Robert Underwood, CEO, AFBS

Breakout 2: Marketing Strategies for Senior Artists

Jason Maghanoy

Breakout 3: Healthy Aging: Separating Fact from Fiction

Dr. Steven Grover, MD




Closing Remarks


Networking session


Breakout 2

Artists create. But they have to let the public know what they’ve created and how it can be enjoyed. Learn how to promote yourself and your work; through social media, traditional media, and simply giving ‘voice’ to your work and persona.

Jason Maghanoy is Director of Sales Strategy & Partnerships at NOW Magazine, Toronto’s weekly news and entertainment voice. At NOW, he manages, shapes and directs the sales and partnerships strategy, as well as the execution of this strategy by its dynamic sales and marketing team. Jason is also an artist, and is considered one of the most exciting young playwrights in Toronto. He has been the playwright-in-residence at Theatre Passe Muraille and Young People’s Theatre, a member of the Banff Playwrights Colony, and a former member of the Tarragon Playwrights Unit.


Breakout 3

Are you leading the kind of lifestyle that allows you to age with grace and vitality? This session will give you insights into how to make the most of your senior years.

Dr. Steven Grover, MD – Professor of Medicine and Director of the McGill Comprehensive Health Improvement Program – has a wealth of experience and insights when it comes to optimizing healthy living and lifestyles. He will share ideas and tips about how you can optimize your health and wellness, as well as touch on such key areas as Cardiovascular Health, Mental Health and Dementia.

If of interest prior to this event, attendees can be referred to  for an informative and no-charge real time assessment of their cardio-metabolic age.


9:00 am - 4:00 pm


Bram & Bluma Appel Salon, Toronto Reference Library (789 Yonge St, Toronto)


Early Bird (until March 17): $42

Regular: $63

CSARN community member: $12

“What we do on stage or in front of the camera is so physical, and we can’t be sick. If we’re sick, we don’t work. So, you know that old saying ‘the show must go on'.”

- ​Sheila McCarthy – Actor