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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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Active and Receptive Arts Participation and Their Association with Mortality Among Adults in the U.S.

via PubMed   |   Research and Studies

Epidemiological studies on the arts are not common in the United States, especially studies on active engagement by older adults.  This national study addressed associations between arts participation and mortality, including both passive and active …

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Arts engagement trends in the United Kingdom and their mental and social wellbeing implications: HEartS Survey

Research and Studies

Over the past two decades evidence about the role of the arts in promoting health and wellbeing has grown substantially, including studies reporting the impacts of arts engagement for older adults. However, much evidence is …

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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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Creative ageing: participation, connection & flourishing. A mixed-methods research study exploring experiences of participatory arts engagement in later life through a systematic review of literature and focus groups with older people

Research and Studies

From the abstract: “Background: A rapidly increasing ageing population has significant consequences for the demography, health and wellbeing of our society. Participatory arts programmes and activities can contribute to health promotion in later life, by …

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Developing the Art–Technology Intergenerational Community Program for Older Adults’ Health and Social Connectedness

Research and Studies

This report on ACIT (an intergenerational art-technology program) discusses the development, implementation, and evaluation of a university-based initiative designed to use art to promote individual older adults’ health, well-being, and social connectedness. College students worked …

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Harnessing the Power of Age Diversity: Getting the Best Out of the Five-Generation Workforce

Articles and Blog Posts

From HBR.org: “Generational identity should be a source of learning, not division.” “Are tensions between different generations escalating? In organizations, lack of trust between older and younger workers often yields a culture of competition and …

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Hot Streaks in Artistic, Cultural and Scientific Careers

via Nature: International Journal of Science   |   Research and Studies

From Nature: International Journal of Science: “Here, building on rich literature on the lifecycle of creativity, we collected large-scale career histories of individual artists, film directors and scientists, tracing the artworks, films and scientific publications …

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Intergenerational Techno-Creative Activities in a Library Fablab

Research and Studies

The authors of this paper report on the design, implementation, and assessment of intergenerational techno-creative activities within a library EspaceLab makerspace using tools for the project #smartcitymaker. They discuss the makerspace movement and its value …

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Interventions to Reduce Ageism Against Older Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

via American Journal of Public Health (AJPH)   |   Research and Studies

From the abstract: “Research has found a strong link between ageism, in the form of negative stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination toward older people, and risks to their physical and mental health. Little is known, however, …

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