Creative aging coming to Sublette

WYOMING – Sublette County Libraries are one of 15 across Wyoming that will offer arts-based programming aimed to enrich the lives of adults 65 years and older.

The Creative Aging in Wyoming Public Libraries Project is a joint venture made possible by the Wyoming State Library, Wyoming Arts Council and Lifetime Arts with funding from the Wyoming Community Foundation and the May & Stankley Smith Charitable Trust.

Each of the 15 libraries is eligible for up to $4,000 to support instructor fees, workshop materials and supplies for two programs. The project includes training and coaching conducted by Lifetime Arts, the national leader in creative aging program development. Library programmers and teaching artists who have attended the training will be equipped to plan, promote, implement, evaluate and sustain both in-person and virtual creative aging programs.

Libraries are currently conducting community assessments and surveys to gauge local interest.

Programs will begin in June and proceed throughout next year.