Browse “Community Based Learning”

A Community Choir Intervention to Promote Well-Being Among Diverse Older Adults: Results From the Community of Voices Trial

via The Oxford Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences   |   Research and Studies

This article reports on a randomized control study of the effects of a Community of Voices choir intervention on the “health, well-being and health care costs of racial/ethnically diverse” adults 60 years and older. Sixty-five …

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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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Acting Out! An Intergenerational Theatre Performance

Videos

Gloria King and Jarahn Cosby perform, “Acting Out!,” at “Advancing Creative Aging in NYC,” a convening held on February 7, 2020 at the Ford Foundation in New York to celebrate and share the findings from …

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

Toolkits

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

via Ageing and Society   |   Articles and Blog Posts

Despite the growing interest amongst gerontologists and literary and cultural scholars alike, in arts participation, ageing and the artistic outputs of older people, comparatively little attention has yet been paid to theatre and drama. Likewise, …

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Aging Better with the Denver Public Library: Report on Older Adult Services

Reports

The Aging Better Report by Denver Public Library (DPL) on its 2019-2020 Older Adult Services is more than the usual departmental report. It is based on a philosophy about aging and learning, exemplified in the …

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Aging, Complexities, Opportunities and Impacts on Society / 2015 Annual Meeting Conference Statement

via 2015 National Association of Medicine Annual Meeting Conference Statement   |   Websites

The theme of this year’s annual meeting is Aging: Complexities, Opportunities, and Impacts on Society. The keynote address will be delivered by Laura Carstensen, Fairleigh S. Dickinson Jr. Professor in Public Policy and Professor of …

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ALA Releases Findings From National Study of Library Public Programming

via Programming Librarian   |   Articles and Blog Posts

From the ALA Public Programs Office: “The ALA Public Programs Office has released a report outlining the findings of an intensive research study that explored the characteristics, audiences, outcomes and value of U.S. library programming, …

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Arts and Aging: Building the Science

via N   |   Research and Studies

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 as an Industry: Their Economic Impact on New York City and New York State

Reports

From the Report Summary: “It is widely recognized that the arts are essential to the city and state of New York, which enjoys a global reputation for cultural excellence and opportunity. In the past quarter …

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