Browse “Social Interaction & Isolation”

‘Disconnected From Other Folks,’ Seniors Grapple With A Loneliness Epidemic

via The Boston Globe   |   Article and Blog Post

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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 Study

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-Friendly New York City Initiative

Programs and Initiatives

From the Age-Friendly NYC Site: Started as a public-private partnership in 2007, NYAM’s Age-friendly NYC initiative has catalyzed hundreds of changes throughout the city. We have successfully created Age-friendly Neighborhoods, increased pedestrian safety, showed thousands …

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

Toolkit

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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Aging in America: A Cultural History

Book and Chapter

By tracing the story of aging in the United States over the course of the last half century, Samuel vividly demonstrates the ways in which getting older tangibly contradicts the prevailing social values and attitudes …

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Aging in the 21st Century: Challenges and Opportunities for Americans

via Health and Retirement Study of University of Michigan   |   Research and Study

The Health and Retirement Study is now in its 25th year. With over 3,000 publications reporting on HRS data, this book aims to synthesize some of the research these remarkable data have yielded. The themes …

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ArtCare: The Story of How an Arts Program Can Transform Long Term Care

Book and Chapter

ArtCare is a unique program that brings community artists, students and volunteers into Luther Manor Adult Day Care Center for art residencies with the Adult Day Care participants. ArtCare also provides trainings of how to …

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Arts and Older People: A Global Perspective

via Health, Oxford Textbook of Creative Arts, and Wellbeing   |   Book and Chapter

This chapter focuses on the potential for participatory arts to support a good life in older age. It is motivated by the author’s personal experience of working with older people and a number of other …

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Arts in Health: A Review of the Medical Literature. London: Artscouncil England.

Article and Blog Post

This review of medical literature published between 1990 and 2004 explores the relationship of the arts and humanities to healthcare, and the influence and effects of the arts on health. The aim of the study …

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At the Intersection of Arts and Aging

Article and Blog Post

To explore such questions about the arts as a possible promoter of good health, NIA has teamed up with the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) …

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