Age-friendly Media, Arts, and Culture 

The Media, Arts, and Culture Working Group works to advance strategies to increase access to arts and cultural programming among older people and to promote a strengths-based narrative of aging through media, arts and culture.   

The Media, Arts, and Culture Working Group is co-chaired by Jimmie Holland, Attending Psychiatrist, Memorial Sloan-Kettering; and Jennie Smith-Peers, Executive Director, National Center for Creative Aging. 

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    Co-Chair, Jimmie C. Holland | Attending Pyschiatrist and Author, Memorial Sloan-Kettering

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    Co-Chair, Jennie Smith-Peers | Executive Director, Elders Share the Arts

Elizabeth Aaron
Director of Community Services
Mannes College of Music at
The New School
 
Nannearl Blackshear
Brooklyn North Director
Office of the Brooklyn Borough President
 
Carol Buck
Cellist
 
William Dionne
Executive Director
Carter Burden Center
 
Beth Finkel*
Director
AARPNY 
 
Ruth Finkelstein
Associate Director
Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center Assistant Professor
Health Policy
 
Alice Fisher
Founder
The Radical Age Movement
 
Naomi Goldberg
Artistic Director and Founder
Dances for a Variable Population
 
Mindy Greenstein
Clinical Psychiatrist
Sloan-Kettering Consultant
 
Helen R. Hamlin*
Main Representative
International Federation on Ageing
United Nations
 
Joan Jeffri
Director
Research Center For Arts & Culture
The Actors Fund
 
Igal Jellinek*
Executive Director
LiveOn New York
 
Thomas Kamber*
Founder and Executive Director
Older Adults Technology Services (OATS)
 
Terry Kaelber
Director
United Neighborhood Houses
 
Aminta Kilawan
Legislative Counsel
New York City Council
 
Carrie McGee
Assistant Director
Community and Access Programs Department of Education
The Museum of Modern Art
 
Stacey Cooper McMath
Director, Programs
New York City Department of Cultural Affairs
 
Sara Peller
Assistant Executive Director
Programs & Development
DOROT
 
Mary Polemarhakis
Director, Program Development
NYC Parks Department
Eric G. Pryor
President
Harlem School of the Arts
 
Carol Reid-Rembert
Director
Eileen Dugan Senior Center
 
Deirdre Scott*
Executive Director
Bronx Council on the Arts
 
Lisa Sorin*
Executive Director
Westchester Square Business
Improvement District
 
Meredith Wong
Dementia Care Trainer
CaringKind

 

*denotes Commission Member
** denotes Ex-Officio Commission Member