Dedicated to fostering an understanding of the vital relationship between creative expression and quality of life for older adults, the National Center for Creative Aging is the national clearinghouse at the nexus of creativity and aging.  NCCA focuses its efforts within three target areas: Health and Wellness; Lifelong Learning; and Community Engagement. 

This feature documentary follows 2 artists, Thelma Pepper and Jeff Nachtigall, as they work with the residents of Sherbrooke Community Centre, a long-term care facility in Saskatoon. The film explores how creativity can transform people's lives, from the abled to the differently abled—all the while vividly demonstrating the healing power of art and community.

A year at sherbrooke

National Film board of Canada


A blog dedicated to highlighting and  archiving ongoing Open Studio Project initiatives and other engaging community based art interventions.

Insider studio

tedx saskatoon

In his engaging TEDx Talk , Nachtigall speaks to the Power of Art in Healthcare and how creativity can transform lives.