Browse “Creative Expression”

“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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“Our Life, Our Stories” at the Speed Art Museum

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From the Speed Art Museum website: “How can an old memory assist in creating a new one? That is the question explored in Our Life, Our Stories, an exhibition about each artist’s relationship to photographs …

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“We Don’t Want to be Seen as Victims”: The Older People Using Theatre to Tell Their Covid Stories

Articles and Blog Posts

This article focuses on “Secret Country,” a digital theatre piece created by the Re-Live Company of Elders based in Cardiff, Wales.  Drawing on the pandemic experience of the company’s nine members , ages 72-93, “Secret …

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“Create Together” at Allegheny County Library Association

Articles and Blog Posts

From the blog post: Today we feature Create Together: An Intergenerational Art Program out of Allegheny County in Pennsylvania. This program exemplifies the library-as-incubator idea, relying on community expertise and partnerships to provide a collaborative …

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“Peace 4 the Ages” Forges Intergenerational Bonds During COVID-19

Articles and Blog Posts

In the beginning of 2020, Michael Matthew Ferrell, founder of Alive & Kickin, a touring vocal ensemble of older adults “who rock,” collaborated with Sandy Boren-Barett, the CEO and Artistic Director of Stages Theatre Company, …

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A Daughter Documents A Giant of Salsa and Latin Jazz

via The New York Times   |   Articles and Blog Posts

From Nathan: “Carmen Santos-Robson (from the Newark School of the Arts – who will be implementing programs soon via National Guild Catalyzing Creative Aging) shared an article with me about her father, Ray Santos, which …

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A Handbook for Cultural Engagement with Older Men

Books and Chapters

In 2015, the Whitworth Art Gallery (Manchester, UK) produced a Handbook for Cultural Engagement with Older Men that is a key resource for museums throughout the UK.  The Handbook resulted from a year long research …

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Acting Out! An Intergenerational Theatre Performance

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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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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-Friendly Standards

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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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