The Art Hives’ Science Shop presents:
“Senior STEAM” Teapot Chats: What keeps your engine running?
This afternoon series of public creative science conversations will highlight older adults’ passion and ingenuity that help navigate challenges of aging in Quebec.

This series will illuminate the creative projects and inventions supported by the arts, sciences, and community-building that older adults are involved in that bring personal and community health and well-being.


Facebook event here

Event by Art Hives / Les Ruches d’ArtWIN: The West-end Intergenerational Network and Concordia University Art Hives

Location: Concordia University Art Hive campus Loyola

Duration: 1 hr 30 min


Join us Wednesdays at tea time to share what’s working about growing older through short talks and long conversations. All ages are welcome to hear from our older adults in the community, to join in the discussion, and to create art.

The speakers who will kickstart the conversation on Wednesday November 6th are:

Diana Bruno– “How do you create meaning and structure in your life in retirement?”
Find out how Diana Bruno reinvented herself from a CEGEP ESL teacher into a collector of words who wrote a French-English culinary and restaurant service lexicon that was published earlier this year.

Malaka Ackaoui– “How experimenting with art has brought health and new life.”
Bio: I practiced Urban Design and Landscape Architecture for 40 years before retiring. Cancer accelerated my retirement plan, but I am extremely grateful for my new life.
Although I have always loved arts, my work took me away from it. Now I am back and enjoy every minute of it, experimenting with drawing & painting (acrylic, watercolour, pastels), jewelry making, sewing, making art with school children, just to name a few.

Any opportunity to make art makes me happy.

Malaka Ackaoui

As an older adult, if you or someone you know would like to sign-up to briefly introduce the inspiration for one of the teapot chats this fall, kindly reach out to Lindsay Clarke for more details (honorarium provided for speaker)