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“Peace 4 the Ages” Forges Intergenerational Bonds During COVID-19

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In the beginning of 2020, Michael Matthew Ferrell, founder of Alive & Kickin, a touring vocal ensemble of older adults “who rock,” collaborated with Sandy Boren-Barett, the CEO and Artistic Director of Stages Theatre Company, …

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“Performed by the People Who Lived It”: Theatre 55 Stages Shows Older Adults Want

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In this blog post, Lifetime Arts Co-Founder and Executive Director, Ed Friedman, talks about Theatre 55, a  company founded in 2018 by Richard Hitchler in St. Paul, Minnesota, whose mission is “to enrich the lives …

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“Tell me about a time when you were resilient.”

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For the past three years, Dane Stauffer has been teaching a storytelling program series at the Park Square Theater in Minneapolis, MN. Dane was in the middle of teaching the last segment when COVID-19 forced …

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A Community Choir Intervention to Promote Well-Being Among Diverse Older Adults: Results From the Community of Voices Trial

via The Oxford Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences   |   Research and Studies

This article reports on a randomized control study of the effects of a Community of Voices choir intervention on the “health, well-being and health care costs of racial/ethnically diverse” adults 60 years and older. Sixty-five …

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Acting Out! An Intergenerational Theatre Performance

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Gloria King and Jarahn Cosby perform, “Acting Out!,” at “Advancing Creative Aging in NYC,” a convening held on February 7, 2020 at the Ford Foundation in New York to celebrate and share the findings from …

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Aging Gracefully: Pallette, an Intergenerational Arts Program, Pairs VCU Students with Senior Adults to Overcome Ageism Through Art

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Pallette is a program of Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Arts’ Department of Dance and Choreography that was started in 2014 to enable interdisciplinary health profession students to work with older adults on creative projects. …

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Annie Montgomery, Teaching Artist

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In this interview with Lifetime Arts’ Director of Education, Annie Montgomery, she talks about how her passion for theatre inspired her to become a teaching artist, and how a colleague invited her to co-teach one …

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Beneficial effects of choir singing on cognition and well-being of older adults

via PLOS One Collection Social Psychiatry   |   Research and Studies

The authors of this report note that “choir singing has been associated with better mood and quality of life (QOL) in healthy older adults, but little is known about its potential cognitive benefits in aging. …

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Choral singing and psychological wellbeing: Quantitative and qualitative findings from English choirs in a cross-national survey

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The authors of this report state that there have been numerous evaluations of choral singing as a health promotion activity but these were highly diverse theoretically, methodologically, and in terms of size.  For this study …

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Creative Aging Enrollment at Pasadena Conservatory of Art Increases

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Since the fall of 2018, the Pasadena Conservatory of Music, part of the National Guild for Community Art Education’s Catalyzing Creative Aging Initiative, has continued to see an enrollment increase due to its adult 55+ …

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