Tag Archives: creative aging

BBC – Culture – How learning to play the piano can save your life

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***The Arts in Health Series: Music for Life***

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          The power of music in our lives is a central theme in my book in progress “Shaping Lives, transforming Communities: Creative Expression in the Dance of Life” and in the resource guides related to it. Today’s post from the BBC offers fascinating insight into the potential impact of learning to play the piano, even at a later stage of life. Learning to play a musical instrument is good for you at any age!

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Source: BBC – Culture – How learning to play the piano can save your life

 

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The Creative Apothecary Believes in the Transforming Power of Music!

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I Remember Better When I Paint – Film – Creative Inspiration

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***The Arts in Health Series: Painting with Dementia***

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There is more publicity about the healing power of music with dementia patients so we need to remind ourselves every so often that all the arts are important in healthcare. I have shared information before about this wonderful video and I encourage you to get it and use it with others interested in the arts in healthcare. It offers inspiration for all of us of the transforming power of the arts.

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Source: I Remember Better When I Paint – Film – Creative Inspiration

 

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

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Why Old Women Have Replaced Young Men as the Art World’s Darlings

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***The Creative Aging Series: Women Artists Shining***

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           The early decades of the 21st century have become the time when the women artists of the 20th century, living and dead, are becoming more visible and more bankable in the weird and wonderful world of “big” art, centered still in New York and London. Today’s post from Artsy Editorial looks closely at this new world. What do you think?

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Source: Why Old Women Have Replaced Young Men as the Art World’s Darlings

 

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates Women Artists Everywhere!

 

 

 

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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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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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Meet A Home Contractor Who Helps Older People Age In Place | WRVO Public Media

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***The Power of One Series: Making a Difference for Elders***

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We underestimate the incredible power that one person has in making a difference in this world. Take to heart the story of this home contractor who helps the older people in his community stay in their own homes. What will you do to make a difference in your community?

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Source: Meet A Home Contractor Who Helps Older People Age In Place | WRVO Public Media

 

The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Power in All of Us to Make a Difference!

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Update on the Disrupting Aging Tour – West Coast Recap

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***Creative Aging Series: Dr. Bill Thomas & Disrupting Aging***

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          Dr. Bill Thomas is one of the true heroes of our troubled age. His work on transforming nursing homes with the Green House/Eden Alternative models and his leadership of the movement to transform how we think, communicate, and act about aging are beyond extraordinary. He has been leading “disrupting aging” tours across the country for the last two years. Today’s post brings you to an update and podcast on the current west coast tour.

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Source: The #AskDrBill Show – Podcast Episode 011 – West Coast Recap

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Work of Dr. Bill Thomas & The Disrupting Aging Tour!

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Engaged Aging: Creating Community for All Ages

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***Creative Aging Series: EngAGE Is Expanding***

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          Tim Carpenter and his team at EngAGE in California have been developing the most creative model for people aging in affordable housing for years. He has shown the power of partnering with ethical developers and placing creative expression at the heart of the work. Today’s post takes you to the new and expanded website and brings news of new directions for the EngAGE model in Oregon and Minnesota. Way to go Tim and team! Explore the full website and get ideas for your own community.

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Source: Engaged Aging

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Work of Tim Carpenter and EngAGE!

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Artful Aging Programs – Vitality Arts

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***Creative Aging Series: Guide to Aging & the Arts***

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          One of the major themes for my book Shaping Lives, Transforming Communities: Creative Expression in the Dance of Life and its related resource guides is creative aging. Today’s post brings you a helpful list of organizations and programs supporting involvement for seniors in the arts. Vitality Arts is a new information service from Aroha Philanthropies, a leading supporter of the arts for senior across the country.

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Source: Artful Aging Programs – Vitality Arts

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Work of Aroha Philanthropies!

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