This article explores the connection between older adults‰ŰŞ involvement in arts programs and wellbeing in later life. Through participation in creative arts programs, older adults can be supported to live well longer by improving self-esteem and motivation, and reducing isolation that leads to depression and further health risks. This article considers a rationale for the implementation of creative arts therapy programs as a standard model to help promote health, wellbeing, and independent living, delaying significant contact with healthcare providers by identifying the connections between participation in a creative arts program and engagement, decrease of social isolation, and improvement of health and wellbeing.
Aging & Longevity > Health: Brain & Mental
Aging & Longevity > Social Interaction & Isolation
Creative Aging > Arts Education
Creative Aging > Creative Aging Model
Creative Aging > Social Engagement