In this issue, we explore the emerging research and practices of social prescribing for the arts (SPA) and discuss the future of SPA efforts as a vital component of arts and health services in the U.S., especially for older adults. This issue starts framing answers to key questions related to the challenges and opportunities this practice surfaces in healthcare and creative aging. Featured in this issue is a recorded conversation between three leading experts on SPA in the U.S.: Tasha Golden, S. Sudha, and Käthe Swaback.
*This email is an abridged version of our our full issue, which contains in-depth analysis and numerous resources on social prescribing. You can read the full issue here.
From engAGED’s e-blast:
“With virtual programming here to stay as a way to reach older adults who are reluctant or unable to attend in person, engAGED worked with Project Advisory Committee member and subcontracted partner Older Adults Technology Services (OATS) from AARP to develop our latest publication, “Implementing and Expanding Virtual Programming For Older Adults. ” The manual provides concrete tips, strategies and best practices to help organizations implement and enhance virtual programming.
Read Implementing and Expanding Virtual Programming For Older Adults to learn steps your organization can take when planning virtual programs, best practices for presenting virtual programs, and real world examples and tips from OATS Senior Planet centers. We hope that this publication will guide you through the new and exciting world of virtual programming!”
From the Website:
The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust runs the Churchill Fellowships, a unique programme of overseas research grants. These support UK citizens from all parts of society to travel the world in search of innovative solutions for today’s most pressing problems.
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For 40-plus years, SAGE has worked tirelessly on behalf of LGBT older people. Building off the momentum of the Stonewall uprising and the emerging LGBT civil rights movement, a group of activists came together to ensure that LGBT older people could age with respect and dignity. SAGE formed a network of support for LGBT elders that’s still going and growing today. SAGE is more than just an organization. It’s a movement of loving, caring activists dedicated to providing advocacy, services, and support to older members of the LGBT community. LGBT elders fought— and still fight—for our rights. And we will never stop fighting for theirs.