Browse “Vitality & Wellness”

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


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

Book and Chapter

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 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 No Barrier to ‘China’s Hottest Grandpa’

via CNN   |   Article and Blog Post

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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Aging Artists on the Creativity of Their Old Age

via Creativity Research Journal   |   Article and Blog Post

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


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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Arts and Aging: Building the Science

via N   |   Research and Study

Summary of a National Academies Workshop “Researching Gaps and Opportunities for Exploring the Relationship of the Arts and Well-Being of Older Americans”

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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 94, Mike Nussbaum Is the Oldest Working Stage Actor in Show Biz

via Weekend Edition Saturday   |   Article and Blog Post

This report features guest, Mike Nussbaum, 94, who talks about his role in the play, “Curvature Departure,” and shares his views on aging in show business.

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