Our organization received tax exemption as the Center for Creative Aging North Carolina in February 2008 and changed our name in January 2012 to Creative Aging Network-NC to more directly reflect our purpose of connecting artists with aging service providers to increase older adults’ access to creative opportunities. We believe that within every elder there is creative talent waiting to be released and once triggered, it provides opportunities for continued learning as well as a sense of meaning and purpose otherwise unknown. We emphasize the process of creative self-expression and inspire older people to share their life experiences through the arts. We work from a potential-based approach to create supportive environments where older people are accepted as they are. In essence, we promote creative aging.