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All-Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing

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***Special Report on Arts, Health, and Wellbeing: UK All-Party Parliamentary Group***

IMPORTANT REPORT ON THE ARTS AND HEALTH

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Regina MJ Kyle

          Today’s post may be the most important one you read this week. A new report from the UK’s All-Party Parliamentary Group supports and encourages the central role of the arts in health and wellbeing. I am sharing the complete report here; you can choose to view different parts on your own schedule. The post includes both the long and short forms of the report; videos, podcasts, and other supplementary information. Please pass it on to others who may be interested.

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Source: All-Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing

 

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Art can be a powerful medicine against dementia | Nicci Gerrard | Society | The Guardian

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***The Arts in Health Series: Dementia and the Arts***

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              One of the most powerful uses of the arts in health is in the caring for people with dementia. I have posted many times on the power of music for those with dementia and their families; today’s post by Nicci Gerrard shares her own experiences of the dementia arts program at the Royal Academy and anticipates the Parliamentary Report due out tomorrow in the UK that validates the importance of the arts in treating dementia. I will be sharing more on that after the report is released.

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Source: Art can be a powerful medicine against dementia | Nicci Gerrard | Society | The Guardian

 

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Arts in Treating Dementia!

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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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Sacramento Nonprofit Sol Collective Uplifts Communities Through Art and Activism – Shareable

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***Transforming Economies Series: Arts Collectives in California***

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           The contemporary approaches to developing a sharing economy take many forms and are important tools in community development. Today’s post introduces successful arts collectives in Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay area. It offers ideas and experiences that you may adapt to your own community. Thanks, as always, to Shareable!

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Source: Sacramento Nonprofit Sol Collective Uplifts Communities Through Art and Activism – Shareable

 

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Sharing Economy in Community Development!

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Creative Placemaking Case Studies | The Kresge Foundation

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***Transforming Communities Series: Creative Placemaking***

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                If you are interested in creative placemaking, these case studies from the Kresge Foundation may offer you some useful ideas.  These examples from Washington, DC and Cleveland, Ohio offer summaries, the full case study, and videos. Placemaking is gaining support in communities across the world as a way of improving life for everyone with minimal investment.

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Source: Creative Placemaking Case Studies | The Kresge Foundation

 

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates Creative Placemaking Everywhere!

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‘Anyone is welcome’: The Amherst Community Band

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***The Arts in Health Series: Community Music in the Pioneer Valley***

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          Music is a powerful agent of transformation for both individuals and communities. Playing music, listening to music contribute to better physical and mental health. Having music in the community brings people together in new ways. There are many small beacons of hope in the Pioneer Valley communities in western Massachusetts and one of them is the Amherst Community Band. Read how it is good for the individuals playing in it and for the community at large. Does your community have such an organization?

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Source: ‘Anyone is welcome’: The Amherst Community Band

 

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Transforming Power of Music!

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Arts Health Associates: Introduction to a Valuable Resource

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***The Arts in Health: Resources & Raising the Profile of Arts in Healthcare***

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              The arts have always been present in health systems from the time of the ancient shamans; one of the most important developments in modern healthcare is the growing integration of the arts in a variety of ways. One of the problems is the lack of visibility of this development except for those who are already involved. Three extraordinary and internationally accomplished professionals in arts and health have formed Arts Health Associates, based in Australia but with strong links to the UK and South Africa. Today’s post will introduce you to the organization and to the range of resources it offers to organizations and communities. Victoria Jones, Victoria Hume, and Lynne Seaar bring a wealth of successful experience in the arts in general as well as in the arts in healthcare. Please explore all of their information and pass it on.

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Source: Arts Health Associates

 

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The Creative Apothecary Believes in the Arts in Healthcare!

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Art at the Heart of the Royal United Hospital in Bath, England

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***The Arts in Health Series: Arts in Hospitals***

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            One of the most important developments in healthcare over the last 20 years has been the integration of the arts into healthcare in hospitals and other medical settings. Today’s post tells the story of “Art at the Heart” at the Royal United Hospital in Bath, England. This program in healthcare has won many awards and is a vital presence in the greater Bath community. I hope you will find some ideas for the arts in health in your own community.

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Source: About Us – Art at the Heart of the RUH

 

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Arts in Healthcare!

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The Creativity Centre Educational Trust – Creativity & Human Development

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***Creativity and Wellness Series: A Valuable UK Resource***

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            I recently discovered the existence of The Creativity Centre Educational Trust, a nonprofit in England dedicated to making information about the links between creativity and innovation in community and individual wellness available internationally. Today’s post will bring you to information about the organization. Explore the site  more fully and read some of the informative articles that may interest you. It offers a rich set of resources across the creativity-innovation spectrum.

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Source: The Creativity Centre Educational Trust – Creativity & Human Development

 

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Work of  The Creativity Centre Educational Trust

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Guest Blog: Dancing through life: Participation in a dance training program for community-based older adults with multiple medical comorbidities issues | Aging Matters

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***Arts in Health Series: Dancing and Creative Aging***

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          One of the important developments in arts therapy has been the emergence of dance as an important part of treatment for diseases such as Parkinson’s and for older people’s ability to strengthen their balance and avoid falls. Today’s post is a report from the Sheridan Centre for Elder Research in Canada on programs in dance offered for elders with mobility and other medical problems. Dance can be an important part of healthy aging!

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Source: Guest Blog: Dancing through life: Participation in a dance training program for community-based older adults with multiple medical comorbidities issues | Aging Matters

 

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Power of the Arts in Our Lives!

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