Developing the Art–Technology Intergenerational Community Program for Older Adults’ Health and Social Connectedness

description

This report on ACIT (an intergenerational art-technology program) discusses the development, implementation, and evaluation of a university-based initiative designed to use art to promote individual older adults’ health, well-being, and social connectedness.

College students worked with participants to create interactive art that integrated paper-based electronic circuits into various art forms such as ornaments and light-up greeting cards. The project was specifically designed to address older adult needs.  It was somewhat unusual in the focus on the development of both art and technology skills, with support from young people, as an approach to improving the health and quality of life for older adults. The relatively small number of subjects (18) allowed for in-depth quantitative and qualitative evaluation.

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subject term

Creative Aging > Intergenerational Programming

contributor

Jansil Seo

related organization

Texas A&M University

resource type

Research and Studies

year

2021

keywords

art and technology, Intergenerational