Resources on Creative Aging

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Age and Arts Participation (2011), NEA demographic research.

Arts and Creative Aging Across America, Susan Perlstein

Arts & the Minds (2012), PBS documentary.
Episode 1:  Creativity
Episode 2:  The Art of Connection

The Arts and Human Development: Framing a National Research Agenda for the Arts, Lifelong Learning, and Individual Well-Being, NEA

Arts and Older Americans, National Endowment for the Arts (updated March 2011).

Bibliography on Creativity and Aging, John A. Krout, PhD, Ithaca College Gerontology Institute, 2013.

Caring for Our Seniors: An Assessment of Utah’s Aging Services

Culture Connects All: Rethinking Audiences in Times of Demographic Change (2011).

Creativity and Aging Fact Sheet, National Endowment for the Arts, 2016.

Creativity and Aging Study, Dr. Gene D. Cohen, NEA, 2007.

Creative Aging Best Practices, NEA, 2007.

Creativity, Art and the Mature Mind, recorded webinar with Susan Perlstein and Michael C. Patterson, MindRamp, 2012.

Creativity Matters: Arts and Aging in America (2008).

Creativity Matters: Took Kit.

Creative Power of Aging (2008), 30-minute video about Minnesota Creative Aging Network (now known as ARTSAGE).

Critical Progammatic Success Factors of Select Arts Programs for Older Adults, Suzanne M. Cada. This master’s thesis examines select programs within five arts disciplines: Elders Share the Arts (theatre), Museum One (visual art), Liz Lerman Dance Exchange (dance), New Horizons Music (music), and Arts for the Aging (writing/literature), 2004.

Exploring the Relationship of Arts Participation and Creativity to Physical Health and Psychological Well-being in Older Adults. Six videos of September 14, 2012, workshop focused on research gaps and opportunities for exploring the relationship of arts participation and creativity to physical health and psychological well-being in older adults. Conference summary report, Art and Aging: Building the Science.

Sampling of NEA creative aging grants, 2014.
NEA grant deadline schedule

“I Feel Better When I Paint,” clips from documentary on visual arts an Alzheimer’s disease.

“Impact of Arts Participation on Health Outcomes for Older Adults,” Journal of Aging, Humanities and the Arts (2010), Melissa Castora-Binkley, Linda Noelker, Thomas Prohaska, & William Satariano.

“Lifelong Learning From 8 to 80: Creating a Lively Learning Environment for Seniors and Young Adults,” U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, 2005.

“Leisure Activities and the Risk of Dementia in the Elderly,” New England Journal of Medicine (2003) This article is summarized on this web site, “Does Dancing Make You Smarter?”

Opening Doors to Memory and Imagination: Creating a Museum Program for People with Memory Loss, compiled by Jane Tygesson (2012).

Reawakening the Mind, Arts4Dementia, London (2013).

Stories of Change (2012), Partners for Livable Communities.

Taking Care of Our Seniors: An Assessment of Utah’s Aging Services, 2015

Think and Be Heard: Creativity, Aging, and Community Engagement

TimeSlips™ Creative Storytelling Opens storytelling to everyone by replacing the pressure to remember with the freedom to imagine.

State of Utah, Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget, 2012 Baseline Projections for the State of Utah and the counties using results from the 2010 Census as. the base. Population by Area, Sex, and Selected Age Groups.

Utah Parkinson’s Patients Dance for Health and Pleasure

Dance and Creative Aging: A Moving Talk by Judith Sachs

“I Remember Better When I Paint”

Tim Carpenter, 2011 James Irvine Foundation
Leadership Award Recipient

At The Museum: Videoconferencing for Seniors

(original) Man In Nursing Home Reacts To Hearing Music From His Era

Creative Aging: State of the Field by Stuart Kandell,
April 22, 2013, University of Utah

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