Tag Archives: creative aging

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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Courtesy of Growing Bolder

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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A passion that never fades | Illawarra Mercury

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***Creative Aging Series: The Arts in Dementia Care***

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          I have shared information before about HammondCare, Australia’s amazing world leader in dementia care. They are pulling together all the best practices that are emerging in healthcare and shaping them into a comprehensive approach that focuses on individual needs. This story from a local newspaper demonstrates how they use the arts in therapy, building on the interests and skills of individuals to promote hope, continued activity, and resilience in the lives of patients.

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Source: A passion that never fades | Illawarra Mercury

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

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Better Homes and Gardens makeover for dementia care garden

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***Creative Aging Series: Dementia Care at HammondCare***

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          Today’s post brings together several of the themes I am exploring in my research for my book and resource guides: creative aging, healing gardens, models of dementia care, and Beacons of Hope organizations. HammondCare in Australia is a world leader in developing and providing dementia care. This is the story of how the magazine Better Homes and Gardens has worked with them to transform a healing garden at one of their sites. This garden offers ideas and guidelines that can be adapted in other places. HammondCare is one of my international Beacons of Hope to be featured in both the book and resource guides.

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Source: Better Homes and Gardens makeover for dementia care garden

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Work of HammondCare in Australia!

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Tackling Issues of Aging | Harvard Gazette

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***Creative Aging Series: Research form Harvard***

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          Much of the research on aging does not reach the general public. Today’s post is from the Harvard Gazette and opens up for you their series on aging research at Harvard. There are six easily read important reports here.

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Source: Tackling Issues of Aging | Harvard Gazette

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The Creative Apothecary Shares Research on Aging!

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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 Joy of Learning to Play an Instrument Later in Life – WSJ

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***The Arts & Health Series: Aging with Music***

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          Music is good for us at any age; it is particularly important when we are growing older. Learning to play an instrument when we are older may require more patience, but the rewards are worth the effort. Today’s post is a revealing article from the Wall Street Journal–not exactly the bastion of reporting on music.

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Source: The Joy of Learning to Play an Instrument Later in Life – WSJ

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Power of Music at Every Age!

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