Vitality Arts Inspiration

 

ARTICLES + BOOKS


(ENG)AGING WITH THE ARTS HAS ITS BENEFITS

Createquity | November 2, 2016

In fact, the best evidence we have of the arts’ impact is that they make older adults feel better.

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SPECIAL REPORT | ARTFUL AGING

Next Avenue | July 1, 2016

For too long, old age has been associated with negative images, words and ideas. This special report examines what happens to those who connect aging and art.

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DOES CREATING ART MAKE PEOPLE HAPPIER? 

Create Equity | June 26, 2016

A study from Vanderbilt’s Curb Center makes a case for the benefits of active arts participation.

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FINDING SUCCESS, WELL PAST THE AGE OF WUNDERKIND

The New York Times | March 20, 2015

Profiles of professional artists.

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ARTS AND AGING: AMAZING!

Minnesota GoodAge | December 2014

Why a retired attorney returned to the guitar.

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FIND YOUR INNER ARTIST

Healthy Aging | Summer 2014

Profiles of late starters in the arts.

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ARTS COLONIES OFFER A CREATIVE, WHOLE-PERSON WELLNESS ALTERNATIVE FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING

Marilynn Larkin, MA

The Journal on Active Aging | May/June 2015

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CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES: CREATIVE ENVIRONMENTS THAT REVOLUTIONIZE AGING

Guild Notes | National Guild for Community Arts Education

Ellen Hirzy | Issue 3, 2015

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ART BEFORE BREAKFAST: A ZILLION WAYS TO BE MORE CREATIVE NO MATTER HOW BUSY YOU ARE

Danny Gregory | Chronicle Books, 2015

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TO AGE WELL, CHANGE HOW YOU FEEL ABOUT AGING

Anne Tergesen | Wall Street Journal, October 19, 2015

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“YOU BECOME BETTER WITH AGE”

ARTNEWS | May 2013

Profiles of artists who achieved success late in life.

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THIS CHAIR ROCKS: A MANIFESTO AGAINST AGEISM

Ashton Applewhite

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FILM + VIDEO


 

NOT DEAD YET

The New York Times | July 5, 2016

At the age of 93, Norman Lear is still entertaining America. What’s his secret?

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CHANGING LIVES THROUGH ART

HammondCare | June 2016

HammondCare’s Arts on Prescription is a fun, engaging, and practical program open to people over the age of 65 who live at home and have unmet health and wellness needs.

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SENIORS GETTING LATE-LIFE ARTS EDUCATION

CBC News | May 2016

California non-profit EngAGE is offering seniors free college-level arts courses, which could improve cognitive function and well-being.

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STILL DREAMING

Documentary about a group of elderly Broadway actors, musicians and dancers who take on a production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”.

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LIFE’S THIRD ACT

Jane Fonda’s TED talk on aging.

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YOUNG@HEART

Documentary about a British chorus of older adults who perform rock music.

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THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL

Feature film about a group of retirees who move to India.

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ALIVE INSIDE

Documentary about the astonishing impact of music on people with memory loss.

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QUARTET

Feature film about residents of a home for retired opera singers.

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CAPTURING GRACE

Documentary about Dance for PD which brings modern dance to people with Parkinson’s Disease.

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GOLDEN OLDIES: A LIP-SYNCHING EXTRAVAGANZA

CBS Morning News | February 1, 2015

91-year-old directs a Broadway-style show in a retirement community.

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“Creativity is putting your imagination to work, and it’s produced the most extraordinary results in human culture.” ― Ken Robinson