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(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.
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.
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.
FINDING SUCCESS, WELL PAST THE AGE OF WUNDERKIND
The New York Times | March 20, 2015
Profiles of professional artists.
ARTS AND AGING: AMAZING!
Minnesota GoodAge | December 2014
Why a retired attorney returned to the guitar.
FIND YOUR INNER ARTIST
Healthy Aging | Summer 2014
Profiles of late starters in the arts.
ARTS COLONIES OFFER A CREATIVE, WHOLE-PERSON WELLNESS ALTERNATIVE FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING
Marilynn Larkin, MA
The Journal on Active Aging | May/June 2015
CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES: CREATIVE ENVIRONMENTS THAT REVOLUTIONIZE AGING
Guild Notes | National Guild for Community Arts Education
Ellen Hirzy | Issue 3, 2015
ART BEFORE BREAKFAST: A ZILLION WAYS TO BE MORE CREATIVE NO MATTER HOW BUSY YOU ARE
Danny Gregory | Chronicle Books, 2015
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.
THIS CHAIR ROCKS: A MANIFESTO AGAINST AGEISM
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?
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.
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.
Documentary about a group of elderly Broadway actors, musicians and dancers who take on a production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”.
LIFE’S THIRD ACT
Jane Fonda’s TED talk on aging.
Documentary about a British chorus of older adults who perform rock music.
THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL
Feature film about a group of retirees who move to India.
Documentary about the astonishing impact of music on people with memory loss.
Feature film about residents of a home for retired opera singers.
ALFA FILM COMPETITION ON AGEISM
Annual film festival.
Documentary about Dance for PD which brings modern dance to people with Parkinson’s Disease.
GOLDEN OLDIES: A LIP-SYNCHING EXTRAVAGANZA
CBS Morning News | February 1, 2015
91-year-old directs a Broadway-style show in a retirement community.