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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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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Power of the Arts in Health and Well-Being!

 

 

 

 

Dance for Parkinson’s disease at the Stanford Neuroscience Health Center | Stanford Medicine

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***The Arts in Health Series: Dance and Parkinson’s Disease***

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          One of the most important developments in medicine over the last 20 years has been the increasing integration of the arts into formal medicine. Dance is growing in its potential as treatment in many different areas from healthy aging to the treatment of Parkinson’s disease. This report from Stanford University’s medical school is an important contribution to our understanding of dance’s potential in medicine.

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Source: Dance for Parkinson’s disease at the Stanford Neuroscience Health Center | Stanford Medicine

 

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Healing Power of the Arts!

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Forget Me Never Project | Arts & Health

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***The Arts in Health Series: Making Art in a Dialysis Unit***

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          The arts are an active force in health care in Ireland. Today’s inspiring post shares the story of the “Tree of Remembrance,” a collaborative work of art made over two years by the patients, family, and staff in the Dialysis Unit at University Hospital in Kilkenny, Ireland. It forms a permanent installation in the unit. The story may offer some great ideas for your own community!

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Source: Forget Me Never Project | Arts & Health

 

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Arts in Medicine!

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Art therapy – The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

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***The Arts in Health Series: New Directions for Museums***

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          Museums are going in many new directions as they identify and adopt new ways of public involvement. New programs for people with disabilities and opportunities for both active elders and those with dementia are only a few of them. The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts includes the opportunity for an organization to propose a “made to measure” project to suit its needs.  It has also developed an art therapy initiative that other institutions might examine and adapt for their own needs.

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Source: Art therapy – The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

 

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates New Dimensions for Art Museums!

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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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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the All-Party Parliamentary Report 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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