Browse “Social Engagement”

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

via The Boston Globe   |   Article and Blog Post

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“Tell me about a time when you were resilient.”

Article and Blog Post

For the past three years, Dane Stauffer has been teaching a storytelling program series at the Park Square Theater in Minneapolis, MN. Dane was in the middle of teaching the last segment when COVID-19 forced …

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50 More Minnesota Artists Trained in Creative Aging Program Model

Article and Blog Post

In July 2019, Aroha Philanthropies and the Minnesota State Arts Board offered the third in a series of Creative Aging trainings for teaching artists working in all arts disciplines. The event, held at the Minneapolis …

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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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Acting Out! An Intergenerational Theatre Performance


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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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


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   |   Article and Blog Post

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 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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Aging, Creativity and Art: A Positive Perspective on Late Life Development

Book and Chapter

The research presented in Aging, Creativity and Art: A Positive Perspective on Late-Life Development suggests that creativity continues into the later years; higher-order mental abilities related to creativity, like imagination and problem-solving, persist until late …

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