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In These Choirs, Singers Needn’t Apply if They’re Under 55 – Next Avenue

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***Music in Our Lives Series: Singing and Health***

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           As I continue my research on creative expression in our lives, music appears to be the key to many aspects of human development, from the early stages of life through our senior years. Singing is proving to be especially important for health and well-being. Today’s post shares the story of the choirs of older men and women springing up across the nation and the world.

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Source: In These Choirs, Singers Needn’t Apply if They’re Under 55 – Next Avenue

 

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

The Secret to Discovering Your Life’s Purpose

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***Personal Development Series: Living a Life with Meaning***

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          Next Avenue from PBS offers a series of great essays on using the arts to help connect with our purpose in life. Their series on aging includes a strong focus on the arts as means of maintaining health and perspective. Today’s post should encourage you to explore all the possible ways you can integrate the arts into your life.

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Source: The Secret to Discovering Your Life’s Purpose

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates Integrating the Arts into Living with Purpose!

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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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What We Can Learn From Mister Rogers As Adults

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***Personal Development Series: Great Lessons from Mr. Rogers***

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          Next Avenue from National Public Radio offers a cornucopia of short good reads every day. Today would have been the beloved Mr. Rogers birthday. In his honor this essay suggests some practical ways in which we adults can learn important lessons from Mr. Rogers. Start doing these today!

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Source: What We Can Learn From Mister Rogers As Adults

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Wisdom of Mr. Rogers!

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Adding the Arts to Elder Care

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***The Creative Aging Series***

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            Regular readers of this blog know that I am working on the design for The School of Creative Aging, an organization that will bring ideas, services, and programs to organizations and communities. Next Avenue has a wonderful series on artful aging and today’s post shares the views and ideas from one of their 2016 “influencers in aging.”

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“The arts are a powerful tool to improve the quality of life of older adults…”

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Arts in Aging!

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The Case for Creative Expression

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***We All Need To Create***

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          Next Avenue’s Artful Aging Report is a treasure trove of good information. Check out this recent essay and the accompanying video. It offers all the support you need to start that creative activity now. We wish you a creative aging!

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“Looking for permission to paint, dance or create? Watch this video.”

Source: The Case for Creative Expression

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The Creative Apothecary Supports Creative Expression Everywhere!

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8 Who Prove It’s Never Too Late to Pursue Your Passion

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Passion and Creativity Are Possible At Any Age:

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          Age is no barrier to pursuing your dreams. It is fear, rather than ability, that hold us back. Today’s post tells the story of eight people who defied received wisdom and prove that creativity is possible in all the phases of life.

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“These ‘late-in-life geniuses’ are a good reminder to pursue your passion at any age.”

Source: 8 Who Prove It’s Never Too Late to Pursue Your Passion

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Possibilities for All of Us!

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It’s Not Too Late to Make Your Childhood Dreams Come True

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Celebrating the Possibilities for 2017, A Story to Encourage Us:

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           No matter what your dream may be, it is never too late to do something about it. Take courage from Peter’s story in this essay from Next Avenue’s Artful Aging Series. What is your dream that you will make happen in 2017? Do It!

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How pursuing the passion he left behind in his youth helped one man overcome depression…”

Source: It’s Not Too Late to Make Your Childhood Dreams Come True

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Possibilities in All of Us!

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Meet Our 2016 Influencers in Aging – Next Avenue

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People Transforming How We Think and Act About Aging:

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          There is an important movement abroad in the land to disrupt and transform how we think and act about aging. Next Avenue has been at the forefront, providing continuing information series, the Artful Aging series among them. Today’s post brings you the Next Avenue list of 50 people in 2016 who are leading the way in support of creative aging and vital longevity.

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“Meet Next Avenue’s 2016 Influencers in Aging. These 50 advocates, researchers, thought leaders, innovators, writers and experts continue to push beyond traditional boundaries and change our understanding of what it means to grow older. Learn more about this year’s list  |  View last year’s list”

Source: Meet Our 2016 Influencers in Aging – Next Avenue

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates A New Vision for Aging in Our World!

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10 Vintage Christmas Tunes to Put You in the Holiday Spirit

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A Musical Present from Next Avenue:

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          This is a great selection of vintage American Christmas favorites. Be warned–it is a bit slow downloading but worth the wait! Thank you Next Avenue.

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“These ten holiday songs are a great way to get in the Christmas mood. Which of them are among your favorites?”

Source: 10 Vintage Christmas Tunes to Put You in the Holiday Spirit

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Music of the Season!

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