Browse “Vitality & Wellness”

“Nothing Changes: Art for Hank’s Sake” Trailer

Videos

From Burning Hammer Productions YouTube Channel: “Could you pursue your passion no matter what? Hank Virgona has, and at 87 years old continues to trek to Union Square six days a week despite poor health, …

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30 Lessons for Living: Tried and True Advice From the Wisest Americans

Books and Chapters

More than one thousand extraordinary Americans share their stories and the wisdom they have gained on living, loving, and finding happiness.

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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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Active and Receptive Arts Participation and Their Association with Mortality Among Adults in the U.S.

via PubMed   |   Research and Studies

Epidemiological studies on the arts are not common in the United States, especially studies on active engagement by older adults.  This national study addressed associations between arts participation and mortality, including both passive and active …

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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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Age-Friendly Standards

Websites

From the Fantastic for Families website: Organizations that sign-up to the Age-Friendly Standards value all generations and want to provide a welcoming and positive experience for everyone, regardless of their age. Whilst many of the …

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Ages and Stages: The Place of Theatre in the Lives of Older People

via Ageing and Society   |   Articles and Blog Posts

Since 2009 researchers Miriam Bernard and Michelle Rickett have been involved in a set of related projects under the title “Ages and Stages.” This is a collaboration with researchers at Keele University and theater specialists …

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Aging Artists on the Creativity of Their Old Age

via Creativity Research Journal   |   Articles and Blog Posts

Drawing on information collected from 88 graphic artists in their 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s, the investigators sought to learn about aging and its effect on their work. They concluded: “The perceived handicaps of aging largely …

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Alzheimer’s Poetry Project

Websites

From the Alzheimer’s Poetry Project (APP) site: The mission of the APP is to improve the quality of life of people living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia by facilitating creative expression through poetry. We …

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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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