Gay Hanna


When we were kids, we were all artists. It was not only part of our DNA, it was part of our everyday curriculum in elementary school. Then, when we reached the age when they took our crayons away, we had to get serious about the so-called “important stuff.”

We’re now learning that art is the important stuff. Being an artist really is in our DNA. Best of all, being artistic and creative is one of the very best things we can do for our health and longevity.

Someone who’s been working tirelessly for years to spread that good news is the Director of National Center for Creative Aging, Dr. Gay Hanna.

She joins us to talk about the life-changing power of tapping into our creative sides. She explains why she wants everyone to get one message loud and clear: aging is not a disease.

Dr. Hanna explains why we should focus less on aging and more on living. Find out how the arts can transform any environment you’re in.

You can learn more about Dr. Hanna and the work she does by visiting the National Center for Creative Aging at