Connected for Life

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Object-based Digital Programming to Foster Active Minds for Senior Living Communities

Our Program

Connected for Life uses multimedia visuals to explore University of Iowa collections showcasing art, archaeology, natural history, and historical archives. Our goal is to help older adults feel a sense of connection and engagement and decrease feelings of isolation through live digital presentations via Zoom.  

Virtual programming is coordinated and delivered by four world-class museum and library units at the University of Iowa (UI): Stanley Museum of Art, Office of the State Archaeologist, Pentacrest Museums, and UI Libraries. From late 2020 through December 31, 2022, funding for programming was supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

As of January 1, 2023, virtual programs are still available upon request from each of the units, but the unit may have to charge fees to cover staff time. Other program types are also available.

No objects or images featured in Connected for Life programs, videos, or photo galleries are from a mortuary or sacred context from the UI Native American Council.  

Please email to learn more about this program!

The Connected for Life project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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