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White matter plasticity in healthy older adults: The effects of aerobic exercise

Research and Study

Scientists at Colorado State University’s BRAiN Lab recently reported on study findings showing “that white matter regions that are vulnerable to aging retain some degree of plasticity that can be induced by aerobic exercise training.” …

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Arts Engagement Trends in the United Kingdom and their Implications for Mental and Social Wellbeing

Research and Study

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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The Outcomes of Arts Engagement for Individuals and Communities.

Report

What is the state of research concerning outcomes from arts engagement for individuals, and communities? The William Penn Foundation commissioned NORC, a research center at the University of Chicago, to examine recent research on this …

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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

Matt Fuchs’s article introduces us to a diverse group of individuals, including artists, who consciously follow certain approaches for retaining their creativity. He speaks with an elderly singer who records his songs in the languages …

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Aging Better with the Denver Public Library: Report on Older Adult Services

Report

The Aging Better Report by Denver Public Library (DPL) on its 2019-2020 Older Adult Services is more than the usual departmental report. It is based on a philosophy about aging and learning, exemplified in the …

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Countering Isolation With Creativity

via Stanford Social Isolation Review   |   Article and Blog Post

Teresa Bonner is Executive Director at Aroha Philanthropies and a leading advocate for older adult access to arts experiences that build skills, build community and enhance well-being. In this article she reviews the state of …

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Museums and Creative Aging: A Healthful Partnership

Report

From the AAM website: This landmark report commissioned by the American Alliance of Museums and written by Marjorie Schwarzer is a call to action for museums to change the narrative about what it means to …

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