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A Review of Arts and Aging Research: Revealing an Elusive but Promising Direction for the Era of the Third Age

via Humanities and the Arts, Journal of Aging   |   Research and Studies

Abstract: “This article examines arts and aging research over a 40-year period in four highly visible gerontology journals. We examine the content, amount, and distribution of research between 1970 and 2009, identifying dominant themes and …

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Age No Barrier to ‘China’s Hottest Grandpa’

via CNN   |   Articles and Blog Posts

This article focuses on Wang Deshun, an in-demand fashion model who, at 80, walked the runway during China Fashion Week in 2015. Deshun shares how he became an overnight internet sensation in China, his dedication …

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Ageing Artfully: Older People and Professional Participatory Arts in the UK


From the Toolkit: “The Baring Foundation sets out in this major report a picture of the situation that exists across all art forms — dance, music, drama, painting — as a way of engaging and …

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Art Should Be a Habit, Not a Luxury

via The Atlantic   |   Articles and Blog Posts

“Just like exercise and sleep, engaging with the arts is a necessity for a full and happy life. Too often, we let the humdrum reality of life get in the way of the arts, which …

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Building Community Through Arts & Culture


From the Toolkit: “…the Age-friendly NYC Commission’s Media, Arts, and Culture Working Group offers the latest information on why attracting and serving older patrons is good for businesses, neighborhoods, and even individual health. The guide …

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Creative ageing: the social policy challenge

Books and Chapters

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 Aging Has Become A Force to Be Reckoned With

via Psychology Today   |   Articles and Blog Posts

For a few decades now, the concept of creative aging has been on the same upward trajectory as the graying of America. Creative aging is the practice of engaging older adults (55+) in participatory, professionally …

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Creative Aging: Reawaken the Artist Within

via Denver Public Library   |   Articles and Blog Posts

In this article, The Denver Public Library announces that it will begin running Creative Aging programs for its older adult community, funded by the NextFifty initiative, a Colorado-based private foundation dedicated to funding innovative, mission-driven …

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Creative Dance Improves Physical Fitness and Life-Satisfaction in Older Women

via Research on Aging   |   Articles and Blog Posts

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of creative dance on physical fitness and life satisfaction in older women. Conclusion: Creative dance has a positive effect in different dimensions of functioning and …

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Creativity in Older Adults: A Plethora of Possibilities

via Issues in Mental Health Nursing   |   Research and Studies

Abstract: “Aging continues to be an important topic of study. For many older adults, the elder years can be a challenging, if not difficult, time. Creativity interventions have been shown to positively affect mental and …

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