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National Endowment for the Arts Report: Staying Engaged: Creative Aging and the Arts

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***Creative Aging Series: The Arts and Longevity***

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            Decades of research and practice have strengthened our understanding of the critical importance of the arts in health longevity.Today’s post is an important new report from the National Endowment for the Arts on the contributions of engagement in the arts to lifelong health and wellness.

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Source: StayingEngaged_0917_0.pdf

 

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‘You Become Better with Age’ | ARTnews

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***The Creative Aging Series: Growing as an Artist***

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          One of the fascinating things about people in the arts–visual artists, musicians, dancers, and others–is that many of them are productive in the arts well into their 80s, 90s and beyond. And people who take up the arts in their later years also continue to be active and healthy members of society. Today’s post is an “oldie but goody” from Art News of a few years ago. It’s an inspiring glimpse at artists who keep on getting better year after year.

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Source: ‘You Become Better with Age’ | ARTnews

 

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The Creative Apothecary is Founding the School of Creative Aging for Everyone!

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How to Become a Painter at Any Age

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***Creative Aging Series: Taking Up Art***

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          One of the really fun aspects of my research on creative aging has been discovering the extraordinary number of older people who get deeply involved in one or more of the arts. In today’s post Next Avenue’s series Aging Well Through the Arts, a great resource from PBS, offers some practical suggestions for those wanting to begin painting in their later years. Just do it!

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Source: How to Become a Painter

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates Artists of All Ages!

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The Arts And Aging: 5 Surprising Insights On Creativity

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Becoming More Creative as We Age:

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          I am working on the design and development of The School of Creative Aging. Following the pioneering work of Dr. Gene Cohen and the establishment of the National Center for Creative Aging, evidence is continually coming to light about the importance of creative engagement as we age. Forbes magazine shares the lessons learned by Next Avenue writer Heidi Raschke at a recent conference on international creative aging. Be patient–you have to get past the Forbes intro to articles.

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“The latest work on aging shows the benefits of creative engagement. Experts from the Netherlands, Taiwan and the U.S shared their insights on creativity.”

Source: The Arts And Aging: 5 Surprising Insights On Creativity

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates Creative Aging!

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Aging: What’s Art Got To Do With It?

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Integrating the Arts into Healthcare, the New Renaissance:

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     One of the major themes of my book in progress Shaping Lives, Transforming Communities: Creative Expression in the Dance of Life is the integration of the arts into healthcare. It is one of the most important developments in medicine in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. I plan to publish a resource guide in my Living Through Creativity series on this development. It is particularly important to understand the importance of the arts in geriatric care. Today’s post is an excellent introduction. Kudos to Today’s Geriatric Medicine for the article.

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Source: Aging: What’s Art Got To Do With It?

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The Creative Apothecary Believes in the Healing Power of the Arts!

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Aroha Philanthropies grants nearly $500K for Seeding Artful Aging programs

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Some Ideas on the Arts and Aging from Aroha Philanthropies:

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     Regular readers of this blog know that creative aging is a theme central to my book in progress and the planned resource guide on creative expression and aging. Over the next few months I will be preparing to launch The School of Creative Aging. Aroha Philanthropies in San Francisco is supporting artful aging through a series of small grants to organizations across the country. Check them out; perhaps one of these ideas would be suitable for your community!

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Source: Aroha Philanthropies grants nearly $500K for Seeding Artful Aging programs

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The Creative Apothecary Applauds the Work of Aroha Philanthropies!

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Artful Aging

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Next Avenue & Aroha Philanthropies, A Great Collaboration:

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     Next Avenue and Aroha Philanthropies of Minnesota are partners in a most important project–transforming how we think and act about aging, with a special emphasis on the arts in aging. This post will introduce you to this inspiring project and the ideas and resources it shares. I will be featuring Artful Aging both in my book in progress Shaping Lives, Transforming Communities: Creative Expression in the Dance of Life and in the curated resource guides on special topics of Living Through Creativity.

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“This Artful Aging special report examines what happens to those who connect aging and art and profiles people who are engaged with creative aging.”

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The Creative Apothecary Salutes Next Avenue and the Aroha Philanthropies!

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Arts on Prescription and Seniors and art | HammondCare

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Arts and Health Care, A Winning Combination:

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Correction: This program is in Australia, not the UK.

     Creative aging is a way of life; the arts have so much to contribute to the lives of all of us. This program of  “prescribing the arts” at Hammond Care is a model other assisted living facilities and senior centers might well emulate. Today’s post brings you an introduction and video about the program, which is a model in Australia that is being implemented in other countries.

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“Would you like to get involved in the arts? Are you over 65 and living at home?”

Source: Arts on Prescription and Seniors and art | HammondCare

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Advocate wants to help Minnesota’s senior renters to ‘age artfully’ – StarTribune.com

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Great News, EngAGE Comes to Minnesota:

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     Regular readers of this blog know how much I admire Tim Carpenter, the Senior Arts Colonies, and the EngAGE approach he has developed for senior living. It is wonderful news that Tim’s partnership with Aloha Philanthropies in Minnesota will be bringing this innovative model for senior living beyond California. Kudos to all involved!

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“Tim Carpenter is pushing housing developers and art centers to get together.”

Source: Advocate wants to help Minnesota’s senior renters to ‘age artfully’ – StarTribune.com

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Artful Aging – Next Avenue

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Making a Difference, Next Avenue’s Artful Aging Series:

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     In developing ideas for The School of Creative Aging some information resources prove their worth time and again. NPR’s Artful Aging series from Next Avenue is one of them. This post introduces you to the series and contains a series of links to some key topics covered in their work. Take the opportunity to explore this treasure chest of information.

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“This special section examines what happens to those who connect aging and art and a look at those who are making, studying and learning about artful aging.”

Source: Artful Aging – Next Avenue

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Art of Aging!