Browse “Foundations”

Love in a Cold Climate: Creative Ageing in Finland

From the report details:

How is Finland approaching the creative and cultural rights of and provision for older people? This report is aimed at practitioners such as artists and carers, as well as policy makers and funders anywhere in the world with an interest in what more can be done to support older people, especially vulnerable older people, to take part in culture and creativity. It includes a set of 18 case studies, as well as useful information about the Finnish context and reflections in relation to the field of creative aging in the UK.

Connect2Affect – AARP Foundation

From the website:

Strong social connections are central to our physical and mental well-being. But when vulnerable older adults experience setbacks, they may become disconnected and isolated.

Because the issue of social isolation is so complex, AARP Foundation spearheaded Connect2Affect to seek out solutions. Through research and innovative efforts, we’re working to create a deeper understanding of loneliness and isolation, draw crucial attention to the issue, and catalyze action to end social isolation among older adults. Our goal is to create a network of resources that meets the needs of anyone who is isolated or lonely, and that helps build the social connections older adults need to thrive.

Meet Me at MoMA

From the website:

The MoMA Alzheimer’s Project was a special initiative in the Museum’s Department of Education. The initiative took place from 2007 to 2014 and was generously funded by MetLife Foundation. During this time, MoMA staff expanded on the success of the Museum’s existing education programs for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and their care partners through the development of training resources intended for use by arts and health professionals on how to make art accessible to people with dementia using MoMA’s teaching methodologies and approach. MoMA remains as committed as ever to providing programming for individuals living with dementia and their care partners and to supporting the development and success of this type of programming around the world.

To that end, the Museum will continue to offer engaging programming and resources for this key constituency. For more information on MoMA’s ongoing education programs for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia and their care partners, visit our Programs page.