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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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Around the World in 80 Creative Ageing Projects

via The Baring Foundation   |   Reports

From the report details: In the spirit of Phileas Fogg (who had open credit with Barings Bank), this book reveals 80 projects offering arts (of all forms) to older people from Europe, Asia, the US, …

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Bernie D’Ettorre, Teaching Artist

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In this interview, visual artist Bernie D’Ettorre talks about how she began teaching art classes to Alzheimer’s patients at area art galleries. This led to her teaching Creative Aging classes to senior groups at nursing …

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Dance Exchange “Dance On” Program

Programs and Initiatives

Dance On is a program developed by the Dance Exchange in Takoma Park, MD, that brings together its creative aging and intergenerational dance programs. These include an annual Dance On Festival for older adults, educators, …

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Economic Foundations for Creative Ageing Policy, Volume I

via Springer Link   |   Books and Chapters

This book shows that global population aging is an opportunity to improve the quality of human life rather than a threat to economic competitiveness and stability. It describes the concept of the creative aging policy …

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Economic Foundations for Creative Ageing Policy, Volume II

via Springer Link   |   Books and Chapters

The second volume of, “Economic Foundations for Creative Ageing Policy” focuses on the public policy and management concepts related to the use of the opportunities that are created by population aging. Klimczuk covers theoretical analyses …

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Lauren Jost, Teaching Artist

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In this interview with theatre artist, Lauren Jost, she talks about how she began her teaching artist career at the Seattle Children’s Theater after college. Her work with children inspired her to explore how arts education …

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Lisa Spraragen, Teaching Artist

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A graduate of Brown University with a Master’s in Music Performance from New York University, Lifetime Arts Roster teaching artist, Lisa Spraragen is a classical and flamenco guitarist and dancer. In 2018, she taught three …

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North Carolina Intergenerational Theatre Workshop

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Since 1981, the North Carolina State Company has offered a free week long workshop designed to “bridge the gap of understanding between teens and seniors.” Participants ages 13-17 and 60+ share their personal stories and …

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Online Choir Program Retains “Friendships, Solidarity and Community”

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Since March 2020, the San Francisco Community Music Center (CMC) has developed several new ways to adapt their Older Adult Choir Program (OACP), which serves nearly 400 older adults in senior centers throughout San Francisco, …

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