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Anne Basting

Founder, Lead Creative Strategist, Board President

Basting is a Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. She is an artist and author of many articles and four books, including Creative Care: A Revolutionary Approach to Dementia and Elder Care (2020), The Penelope Project: An arts-based odyssey to change elder-care (2016), and Forget Memory: Creating Better Lives for People with Dementia (2009). Basting is an internationally recognized speaker on the arts & aging, and creative community building. Her innovative leadership in the field has been awarded with a MacArthur Fellowship and an Ashoka Fellowship. For a full bio and more on Anne’s work, go to

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