Tag Archives: the School of Creative Aging

2 Late Bloomers Who Found Success From Persistence – The Mission – Medium

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***Creative Aging Series: Shaping Success Later in Life***

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          Warning–this is a very long read, but worth the effort. As I have been working on the design for the School of Creative Aging, it has become very clear that real accomplishment bears very little relationship to chronological age. Today’s post shares in detail the the story of two extraordinary people who made major contributions to our world later in their lives.

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Source: 2 Late Bloomers Who Found Success From Persistence – The Mission – Medium

 

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates Creative Aging Everywhere!

‘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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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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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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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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ChangingAging – Discover What’s Next!

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***The Creative Aging Series: Dr. Bill Thomas Update***

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          Changing Aging and Aging 2.0, along with the Disrupting Aging tour and the Green House/Eden Alternative nursing home innovation, have all been founded by Dr. Bill Thomas, a true national treasure. This post brings you to the updated Changing Aging website and a host of resources right at your fingertips. Find out what is happening in the rapidly moving world of aging with zest!

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Source: ChangingAging – Discover What’s Next!

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Work of Changing Aging!

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10 Must Read Books on Spirituality and Aging – Beliefnet

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***The Creative Aging Series: Inspiring Books***

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          As I come closer to publishing a new blog related my project The School of Creative Aging I want to share some resources with you. Today’s post from Beliefnet offers a well-curated list of books on aging. I hope you find one or more of them a good read.

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Source: 10 Must Read Books on Spirituality and Aging – Beliefnet

The Creative Apothecary Celebrates Creative Aging Everywhere!

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At 104, Toko Shinoda talks about a life in art | The Japan Times

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***Creative Aging Series: Focus on Artists Active at 90 and Beyond***

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          I seem to find another artist still working at over 90–even over 100–at least once a week. Today’s post shares the story of Toko Shinoda, a Japanese artist who is the only living artist honored with her own postage stamp, as well as a current exhibition in Japan. I think there is a lesson here for all of us–do some kind of art on a regular basis and keep well!

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Source: At 104, Toko Shinoda talks about a life in art | The Japan Times

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The Creative Apothecary Believes in the Power of the Arts for Everyone!

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Our cult of “genius” is blinding us to true genius all around, say Leonardo da Vinci’s biographers — Quartz

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***Personal Development Series: Late Bloomers & Unexpected Genius***

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          Leonardo is my favorite person from Renaissance history; I think it is more his endless curiosity that has always fascinated me, rather than any single accomplishment. This essay from Quartz is a very important read because it focuses on what we miss about extraordinary people: they can bloom at any age and they are all around us if we would but look. The featured images are from Brian Andreas and his Story People. (You can see more of Brian’s work at http://www.storypeople.com)

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Source: Our cult of “genius” is blinding us to true genius all around, say Leonardo da Vinci’s biographers — Quartz

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Courtesy of Brian Andreas Story People

The Creative Apothecary Celebrates Late Bloomers Everywhere!

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