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November 4 -7, 2020 Gerontological Society of America (GSA) 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting Online Turning 75: Why Age Matters


October 28 - December 31, 2020 Online streaming of symposium  - 

Abstract ID: 867405: Why Creativity Matters to Aging and Health with Chair, Gay P. Hanna, PhD, co-chair, Pamela A. Saunders, PhD,  and Individual Symposium Abstract Authors Wendy Miller, Ph.D, A.T.R.-BC, LPC, LCPAT, Marie A. Bernard, MD, FGSAJamie E. Dunlap, and Discussant Julia F. Langley, MA 

Nov 4, 2020 1:45 - 2:15 PM Presenters Discussion: Why Creativity Matters to

Aging and Health

Registration: GSA Registration

Sept 2017 through June 2021, two Thursdays each month, 4:30 PM - 6 PM

An Ongoing Healing Circle for Grief and Loss of a Life-Partner, co-facilitators: Wendy Miller and Larry Kanter 


Smith Center for Healing and the Arts

1632 U Street, NW | Washington, DC | 20009

Contact: Kiersten Gallagher and Smith Center

AUGUST 20, 2020, 12-1:30 PM Villages of Takoma Park Aging Well Zoom Meeting 


Sky Above Clouds: A Creative View of Aging with Wendy Miller, Ph.D., A.T.R.-BC 

A look at the kinds and patterns of creativity in aging, as well as what neuroscience has discovered about aging, creative potential, and psychological growth. This talk looks at creativity not only in the arts but also in pragmatic and social arenas. Miller shares new metaphors for aging, as well as Cohen’s research, including the social portfolio, which contributes to a view of aging that adds as it takes away.


Zoom recording available under Media

August 8, 2020, N2Creative Aging Podcast with Angel Duncan: A Panel Discussion on Dr. Gene Cohen’s Legacy on Aging, Health & Creativity

Dr. Wendy Miller, art therapist, mental health expert, and the widow of Dr. Gene Cohen, along with Berna Huebner, President & Founder of the Hilgos Foundation, with Dr. Marc Agronin, adult & geriatric psychiatrist, Senior Vice President of Behavioral Health at Miami Jewish Health, discuss their work, influences and how the late Dr. Gene Cohen, one of the founding fathers in geriatric and dementia care, changed America’s (and other country’s) concept in aging. His influence and legacy remain current in today’s medicine. This panel shares their views on what’s working and where we need improvement in treating older adults, particularly those living with dementia. 

Podcast link: https://anchor.fm/angel4202/episodes/A-Panel-Discussion-on-Dr--Gene-Cohens-Legacy-on-Aging--Health--Creativity-ehr6f1

July 9, 2020,  N2Creative Aging Podcast with Angel Duncan: Interview with Dr. Wendy Miller of the Create Therapy Institute


An Interview with Dr. Wendy Miller on her life’s work and passion in psychology, art therapy, and the mind-body connection. Dr. Miller discusses what sings to her soul with her influences, art and ways to listen to your inner whispers on creativity in life.

Podcast link: https://anchor.fm/angel4202/episodes/Interview-with-Dr--Wendy-Miller-of-the-Creative-Therapy-Institute-egfv67

March 2019 through June 2020, two Wednesdays each month, 1:30 PM - 3 PM (EST)

An Online Healing Circle via Zoom for those gravely tested through life, co-facilitators:  Wendy Miller and David "Lucky" Goff

Contact: Kiersten Gallagher and Smith Center

May 25, 2020, 3:30 - 4:30 PM (9:30-10:30 AM EST) Zoom Lockdown Coping Group in JOHANNSEBURG, SOUTH AFRICA on topics of aging during COVID-19, hosted by counseling psychologist Dr. Hannetjie Edeling

Wendy Miller will look at the work of the late Dr Gene Cohen, considered one of

the founding fathers of the field of geriatric psychiatry, as well as a well known figure in the movement of creativity and aging. How can creativity be a catalyst

for hope, love, and healing under any circumstance and at every age, enabling individuals to grow beyond the limitations imposed by both illness and aging?

Zoom link:  Be sure to use password once you open the link: 2k$28Fc0

Phone Contact: Hannetjie Edeling 

March 26, 2020 5-6 PM Georgetown University, Humanities & Ethics of Aging: Mini-Speakers Series

Guest Speaker: Wendy Miller: Finding our way through creativity, aging, and illness 


Georgetown University

Car Barn Suite 171

Room 183

Washington DC

Contact: Gay Hanna

October 31, 2019, 7:30 PM Ashbury Methodist Village,  William Keese School of Continuing Education 

Guest Speaker: Sky Above Clouds: A Creative View of Aging


Keese School of Continuing Education

Ashbury Methodist Village

Trott Building -301 Odendhal Ave.

Gaithersburg, MD 20877

Contact: Pam Parmer, Associate Dean

October 3, 2019, 1:00 BrightView Senior Living/Perry Hall

Guest Speaker for Active Aging Week: Sky Above Clouds: A Creative View of Aging

9657 Bel Air Rd

Nottingham, MD 21236

Contact: Erin Nichols

Brightview PerryHall.com

September 23, 2019 8 AM - 12 PM Towards an Age-Friendly World: 

Improving Lives for All

Wendy Miller, Panel Speaker: Age Friendly Arts and Creativity

The Center for Aging, Health, and Humanities University Seminar Series

The George Washington University Marvin Center Room 309

Contact: Melissa Batchelor-Murphy

Registration: CAHH

September 16, 2019,  9AM - 1 PM National Organization of the Arts in Health (NOAH) Pre-Conference Course 

The Creative Age: Arts, Health and Aging Pre-Conference with Gay Hanna, Wendy Miller, Sandra Bertman, Lisa Wong, and Goddard House.

Miller Address: Sky Above Clouds: Finding our Way through Creativity, Aging, and Illness


Hynes Convention Center

Boston, MA

Registration: NOAH Conference registration

March 28, 2019, 6 - 7:30 PM Villages of Kensington

Guest Speaker Talk, Sky Above Clouds: A Creative View of Aging 

Kensington Park Library

4201 Knowles Ave, Kensington, MD

Contact: Laurie Pross or at 240-4098-9272 

Jan 23, 2019, 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM PST (2:45 PM - 3:15 PM EST),

Power to Change: Creative Aging Symposium 2019 

Virtual symposium via webinar or phone


Registration: Creative Aging Symposium or 877-797-7299

Nov. 17, 2018, 5PM - 6:30 PM  Gerontological Society of America 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting. The Creative Age: Finding Insights, Meaning and Purpose in Later Life with Gay Hanna, Wendy Miller, Sandra Bertman, John Zeisel, and Lisa Wong.


The Boston Sheraton Hotel 

39 Dalton Street

Boston, MA. 02199

Registration: GSA

Dec 4, 2017, Whole Care Network, Hospital Warriors: Advocates and Experts:

Bonnie Friedman interviews Wendy Miller

Live posting date Dec 4, 2017 first episode, Life, Illness and Creativity


Contact: Hospital Warriors 

Nov 9, 2017, 5 PM - 7 PM  Sky Above Clouds, at the author book signing event

Nov 12, 2017, 8 AM - 11 AM Creative Aging: The healing power of creativity through illness and adversity 

Presentation with the American Art Therapy Association 48th annual conference: Traversing Languages of Heart and Mind


The Albuquerque Convention Center and 

Albuquerque Hyatt Regency

330 Tijeras Avenue, NW

Albuquerque, NM 87102

Registration: AATA Conference

October 14, 2017, 3 PM  The Mindfully Creative Creative Podcast: Sharon Burton interviews Wendy Miller 

Live posting date November 2017, Episode 10

Contact: SJB Creative Art: 

October 8, 2017, 8 AM - 9:30 AM in Gateway Room

Presentation at the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association (IEATA) Conference: Indigenous Roots of Expressive Arts Therapy

Hotel Fort Garry 

222 Broadway Avenue

Winnepeg, Manitoba 


Registration: IEATA Conference:

Sept 25 - 28, 2017 Sky Above Clouds presentations hosted by KAIROS ALIVE! in Minneapolis, MINN


Monday, Sept 25, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Salon reading hosted by Kairos Alive! board member, Leni de Mik

4140 Drew St

Minneapolis, MN 55410

Wednesday, Sept 27, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8 PM 

Sky Above Clouds reading hosted by Magers and Quinn Booksellers

3038 Hennepin Avenue South

Minneapolis, MN 55408

Thursday Sept 28, 2017, 9 AM - 10 AM

Testimonial Keynote for Kairos Alive! Dancing Breakfast

Center for Changing Lives, Lutheran Social Services 

2400 Park Ave. 

Minneapolis, MN 55404

Contact for all: Maria Genne

Sept 7, 2017, 10:30 AM - noon

Sages of Eastern Village discussion with Sky Above Clouds on creative aging

Eastern Village Co-Housing 

7981 Eastern Ave.

Silver Spring, MD 20910

RSVP: Sara Lovinger

Aug 21, 2017, 11 AM - 12:30 PM, followed by book sale and signing

Alan R Mack Speaker Series with Wendy Miller, "Rethinking the Paradigm of Aging" , CEU's available 


Rockdale Temple Social Hall

8501 Ridge Road

Cincinnati, Ohio, 45236

Registrations: Jewish Family Services 

Aug 21. 2017, 7 Pm - 8: 30 PM, followed by book signing sale and signing

Alan R Mack Speaker Series with Wendy Miller, "Creative Aging: Soaring beyond boundaries 

Cooper Creek Event Center 

4040 Cooper Road

Blue Ash, Ohio 45241

Registration: Jewish family Services: 

Both events hosted by: Jewish Family Service

8487 Ridge Road

Cincinnati, Ohio


Contact: Debi Varland

June 17, 2017, 12:30 PM 

Author Reading at the Charles Houston Community Writers:


Charles Houston Recreation Center

901 Wythe Street

Alexandria, VA

Registration: flyer

April 27, 2017,  2 PM - 3:30 PM 

Reading and presentation: A Conversational Reading from Sky Above Clouds: Finding our Way through Creativity, Aging and Illness 

Grand Oaks Assisted Living Residence

5901 MacArthur Blvd NW

Washington, DC 20016  

Event open to the public but please RSVP: Margretta Buckley

or call 202-660-7882

April 23, 2017, 11 AM – 4 PM; Featured speaker at 2:15 - 2:45 

Sky Above Clouds, as well as Gene Cohen's The Creative Age and the Mature Mind,  will all be at the book table

The Kensington Day of the Book

Old Town Kensington - Howard Ave. and Armory 

Kensington, MD. 20895

Free Public Event: see schedule and authors 

April 20, 2017, 2 PM - 3:30 PM

Reading and Presentation on Sky Above Clouds for the Silver Spring Village, aging in place community.  

Holy Cross Senior Source

8580 Second Avenue

Silver Spring, MD 20910

(301) 503-7401

Free Public Event but please RSVP: Lisa Rosenthal

April 5, 2017,  8:30 AM - noon PM

Specialty Workshop: A Conversational Reading from Sky Above Clouds: Finding our Way through Creativity, Aging and Illness

Thursday, April 6, 2017, 10AM – 11AM & 4 PM – 5 PM

Conference Book Table

ADEC 39th Conference (Association for Death Education and Counseling

Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront

1401 SW Naito Parkway
Portland, OR 97201

Tel: 503-226-7600

Registration: conference brochure

April 2, 2017, 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Workshop: Finding our Way through Creativity, Aging and Illness

 A Conversational Reading in Creative Potential 

Expressive Media Summit

Hilton Los Angeles Hotel

5711 West Century Boulevard

Los Angeles, Ca. 90045

Tel: 503-226-7600 

Registration: conference brochure

March 26, 2017, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM, Manchester Room

Presentation with Dr Marc Agronin and Wendy Miller: The Art and Science of Creative Aging:


2017 Annual Meeting AAGP American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry

March 24-27, 2017

Hilton Anatole Hotel 

2201 North Stemmens Freeway

Dallas, Texas 75207

Tel: 214-748-1200

Registration: Final Program, go to page 24  

March 8, 2017, 1:00 - 2:30

Neighbor's Club Of North Arlington, VA

Local Author's Book Club Meeting

Arlington, VA

details here:

January 8, 2017, 10:30 AM - 12 PM

Kehila Chadasha Adult Learning lecture/reading from Sky Above Clouds 

Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School cafeteria
4301 East-West Highway 
Bethesda, MD 20814

November 30, 2016 5:30 PM - 8 PM

The 27th Annual Meet the Author Night and Book Fair

The University Club of Washington DC

1135 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036 

Free to the Public

Contact Book Fair Coordinator: Judy Voorhies-Gutierrez 

November 29, 2016,10:30 AM -12:30 PM

Oasis Washington DC Classes present a workshop with Wendy Miller on Sky above Clouds and Creative Potential


Macy's Home Store (2nd floor)
7125 Democracy Blvd
Bethesda, MD 20817

Reservation link: Janice Pliner

November 13 and November 14, 2016 

Sky Above Clouds: A Conversational Reading, hosted by Pat Webster and the Community Life Hub

Durham Central Park Co-Housing Community 

130 Hunt St., Durham, NC

Suggested Donation: $5 - $15

Contact: Pat Webster

November 9, 2016 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Author reading of Sky Above Clouds in Maine at Waterville Public Library

Waterville Public Library

73 Elm Street

Waterville, ME 04901


Contact: Tammy Ribideau

September 26, 2016,  12:15 PM - 1:00 PM and 4 PM - 5 PM

National Center for Creative Aging Leadership Exchange and Conerence:  The Creative Age: Global Perspectives on Creativity and Aging,  Keynote Closing with Dr. Marc Agronin: "Sky Above Clouds: The Ongoing Creative Age of Gene Cohen" in Washington DC. 


National Center for Creative Aging Conference: Newseum Knight 706

555 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.,

Washington, DC 20001

(202) 895-9456 

Reservation Link: www.creativeaging.org  

Early Bird Registration Opens Februrary 19, 2016

September 15, 2016, 12:30 - 1:30

Smith Center Cancer Support book club meeting on Sky Above Clouds, with author Wendy Miller

Cancer Support Program, http://smithcenter.org

Smith Center for Healing and the Arts

1632 U Street, NW | Washington, DC | 20009

p 202.483.8600 | f 202.483.8601

Reservation link: Kiersten Gallagher

September 13, 2016, 7 PM - 8:30 PM

A Conversational Reading with Wendy Miller and Sky Above Clouds: Finding our way through creativity, aging, and illness at the Oliver Wolcott Library 


Oliver Wilcott Library

60 South Street, PO Box 187

Litchfield, CT 06759

Phone: (860) 567-8030

Reservation Link: awhite@owlibrary.org

August 3, 2016, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Politics & Prose at Busboys and Poets Takoma, Author Reading for Sky Above Clouds


Politics & Prose at Busboys and Poets

235 Carroll St NW

Washington DC 20012

202 726-0856

Contact: Candace Wilkinson

July 20, 2016, 6 PM - 7:30 PM

MaineGeneral's Alfond Cancer Center hosts Wendy Miller for a discussion of Sky Above Clouds 


Prescott Room

Alfond Cancer Center

35 Medical Center Parkway

Augusta, Maine 04330

(207) 626-1279

Contact: LeeAnna Lavoie

JJuly 19, 2016 , 7PM - 8 PM

Finding our way through creativity, aging, and illness with Wendy Miller


Camden Public Library

Phone: (207) 236-3440
55 Main Street, Camden, ME 04843

Contact: Camden Library Events calendar

July 11, 2016, 6:00 PM - 8 PM

MaineGeneral's Healthy Living Resource Center hosts Sky Above Clouds: A Conversational Reading with Wendy Miller


HLRC Educational Center

35 Medical Center Parkway

Augusta, Maine 04330

(207) 626-1279

Contact: Wendy Jorgensen 

June  16, 2016, 6:30 PM- 8:30 PM

IONA Senior Services hosts Sky Above Clouds: A Conversational Reading with Wendy Miller


4125 Albemarle St NW

Washington DC, 20016

202 966-1055

Contact Patricia Dubroof 

June  14, 2016, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Sky Above Clouds Reading at Smith Center for Healing and the Arts in conjunction with Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery and the Cancer Support Program 


1632 U Street, NW

 Washington, DC



Contact:  Smith Center


May 24, 2016, 5 PM - 7 PM

University of California, San Francisco Memory and Aging Center and Institute on Aging host Sky Above Clouds with Gay Hanna of the National Center for Creative Aging's 15th Anniversary Celebration and Trailblazer Tour. 


UCSFging Center

675 Nelson Rising Lane, Suite 190

San Francisco, CA 94158


Contact: Jessica McCracken

May 19, 2016, 1 PM- 2 PM

2016 NCCA Distance Learning Series presents free webinar with Wendy Miller on Sky Above Clouds


National Center for Creative Aging 

Registration: NCCA

May 10, 2016, 7 PM

Book reading with Kensington Park Friends of the Library (KP FOL) Authors’ Event.  


Kensington-Parkwood Library

4201 Knowles Ave.

Kensington, Md,  20895

Reservation link: Liz Brennan

May 7, 2016, 5pm - 7pm

Book reading with Brentwood Arts Exchange exhibition "Boundless: Aging and Creativity" with Gay Hanna of the National Center for Creative Aging's 15th Anniversary Celebration and Trailblazer Tour. 


Brentwood Arts Exchange, Gateway Arts center

3901 Rhode Island Ave. 

Brentwood, MD 20722

Reservation link: Brentwood Arts Exchange

May 5, 2016 6pm, Award Ceremony and Presentation 7pm 

Elders Share the Arts Flamekeeper Awards and Event with the National Center for Creative Aging's 15th Anniversary Celebration and Trailblazer Tour. Wendy Miller to receive the Marjorie H. Cantor Leadership Award


The Lotos Club

5 East 66th St

New York, New York, 10065

Reservation Link: NCCA

April 26, 2016 11am - 4pm

Kensington Day of the Book Festival, author's table


Antigue Row Kensington, all along Howard Ave
Kensington, MD 2089


Contact: Elisenda Sola-Sole,  Festival Director


March 20, 2016 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

The American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry Annual Meeting and Conference presents Sky Above Clouds: The Ongoing Creative Age of Gene Cohen. Featuring Wendy Miller in the 2nd Annual Gene Cohen Lecture with Dr. Marc Agronin


Washington Hilton Hotel

1919 Connecticut Ave NW

Washington, DC 20009

(202) 483-3000

Room Name: Jefferson West

Contact: AAGP


March 19, 2016 10 AM - 12 PM

Am Kolel/Sanctuary hosts Wendy Miller and Sky Above Clouds for creative aging shabbaton and retreat


Am Kolel Sanctuary & Renewal Center

19520 Darnestown Road

Beallsville, MD 20839

Contact: David Schneyer


January 10, 2016, 12:30 PM - 4 PM

Center for the Study of Aging at The Washington School of Psychiatry presents: A conversational reading from Sky Above Clouds with small group discussions 


Washington School of Psychiatry

5028 Wisconsin Avenue, N.W. , Suite #400, 4th Floor, 

Washington D.C 20016


Contact: Tybe Diamond 

Admission $15