Museums can combat ageism with creative programming, report finds


“Creative aging programs, a research-driven educational methodology, can empower older adults to develop their creativity while they make and strengthen community connections and friendships. Commissioned and funded by Aroha Philanthropies, the report, Museums and Creative Aging: A Healthful Partnership (70 pages, PDF), found that seniors are becoming a larger portion of the world’s population, and older Americans control almost 70 percent of the nation’s wealth. The report’s authors recommend that museums engage with this population by investing in a diverse array of onsite and online creative aging programs and working to combat society’s prejudices toward older people and fostering new kinds of research and partnerships to advance the museum sector’s goals.”

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