Resources

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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Rumriver Art Center’s Vitality Arts Virtual Gallery Show

Video

The Spring 2021 Vitality Arts Virtual Gallery Show features participant art from Rumriver Art Center’s virtual creative aging classes in acrylic painting, watercolor, and hand-built pottery. These programs are part of the Seeding Vitality Arts …

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How Self-Esteem Changes Over the Lifespan

via Psychology Today   |   Organization Profile

“Self-esteem builds over the lifespan and peaks at age 60.” This article from Psychology Today provides an overview of a recent survey of over 300 studies on how self-esteem is generally experienced over one’s lifespan. …

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