Resources

Point of View: Why Creative Aging? It’s More Than Personal—It’s Societal.

via Museum Magazine   |   Article and Blog Post

From the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) Field Notes: Navigating the senior care system for a creative, intelligent aunt in her eighties, this veteran arts administrator [Maura O’Malley] discovered a gaping need for high-quality programming …

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Countering Isolation With Creativity

via Stanford Social Isolation Review   |   Article and Blog Post

Arts programming specially designed to help older adults access and benefit from quality lifelong learning can foster connection with others and restore a sense of purpose and joy to their lives.

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Creativity May Be Key to Healthy Aging. Here Are Ways to Stay Inspired.

via The Washington Post   |   Article and Blog Post

From the article:  “If you’re interested in staying healthy as you age — and living longer — you might want to add a different set of muscles to your workout routine: your creative ones. Ongoing …

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Creative Quest

Book and Chapter

A unique new guide to creativity from Questlove — inspirations, stories, and lessons on how to live your best creative life. Also available as an audiobook read by Questlove, featuring original music by Questlove and …

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Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy Wants You to Be Bad at Something. It’s for Your Own Good.

via The Ezra Klein Show, The New York Times   |   Audio and Podcast

“A musician’s guide to building a stress-free, nourishing creative practice.” Ezra Klein interviewed Jeff Tweedy of the band, Wilco, about his creative practice. Tweedy talks about how he usually gets better creative results when he …

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Why Ageism And Ableism Should Be Front And Center In Diversity, Equity And Inclusion Strategy

via Forbes   |   Article and Blog Post

From the article: “Age is rarely included in the DEI equation. And that means many employee cultures are not learning how age bias and discrimination show up in the workplace. Nor are they being schooled …

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Two Wyoming Teaching Artists and the Future of Creative Aging

via Artscapes   |   Article and Blog Post

In this article (featured on pgs. 26-27 in Wyoming Arts Council’s Spring 2021 Issue of Artscapes), two Wyoming teaching artists are interviewed about the Lifetime Arts’ training that they attended in March, as part of …

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Creative ageing: the social policy challenge

Book and Chapter

From the book description: “This collection begins with two premises: that our understanding of the nature and forms of creativity in later life remains limited and that dialogue between specialists in gerontology, the arts and …

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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 Study

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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Theater beyond age limits

via Oregon Artswatch   |   Article and Blog Post

Bonnie Vorenberg and her ArtAge resource center have helped spur a flourishing national scene of theater for and by older people.

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