“Point of View: Why Creative Aging? It’s More Than Personal—It’s Societal,” is an article written by Maura O’Malley, Lifetime Arts CEO and Co-founder and published by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM). In the article, Maura shares how navigating the senior care system for her creative aunt in her eighties expanded her interest in educational arts programming for older adults, and decades later, how Lifetime Arts was born through this research-backed movement. Additionally, she shares the importance of creative aging implementation in museums and how this sector can get involved.
Museums and Creative Aging: A Healthful Partnership, is a landmark report commissioned by the American Alliance of Museums and written by Marjorie Schwarzer. The report is a call to action for museums to change the narrative about what it means to grow old in America. Opening with an overview of aging and ageism in our country, the report documents actions being taken to foster positive aging, profiles the work of museums providing creative aging programming, and shares lessons learned from the Seeding Vitality Arts in Museums initiative of Aroha Philanthropies.