Author(s): Joan Jeffria, Victoria H. Raveisb, and Patricia A. Millerc
Date of Publication: Jan 01, 2014

ART CART: SAVING THE LEGACY is an intergenerational, interdisciplinary, interprofessional arts legacy project that connects aging professional artists (62+) with teams of advanced students to undertake the preparation and preservation of their creative work, offering a model of positive aging and an educational experience that will help shape the future of our American cultural legacy.

Author(s): Frank Collerius and Corinne Neary
Date of Publication: Jan 01, 2013

The information contained herein is representative of the types of preparations and steps that programming librarians should consider when planning a creative aging program. Utilizing tools and protocols developed by Lifetime Arts and featuring the exemplary creative aging program, “A Village Vision: Watercolor Painting from Experience”, this section documents the process and framework for the conception, implementation, management, completion and evaluation of a successful creative aging program in a public library. [page 4]

Author(s): Hanna, Gay; Patterson, Michael; Rollins, Judy; and Sherman, Andrea
Date of Publication: Nov 01, 2011

On March 14, 2011, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) in partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) hosted a convening in Washington, DC to showcase some of the nation’s most compelling studies and evidence-based programs that have identified cognitive, social, and behavioral outcomes from arts interventions.

Author(s): Thomas Fritsch, PhD; Jung Kwak, PhD; Stacey Grant, PhD; Josh Lang MA; Rhonda R. Montgomery PhD; and Anne D. Basting, PhD
Date of Publication: Feb 01, 2009

Creative expression (CE) programs are emerging interventions to improve the quality of care and life of persons with dementia (PWDs) in long-term care settings. However, limited empirical evidence exists to support the effectiveness of these programs. Here, we report the findings from an assessment of the impact of TimeSlips (TS), a group storytelling program that encourages CE among PWDs and those who care for them.

Author(s): Francesca Rosenberg, Amir Parsa, Laurel Humble, and Carrie McGee
Date of Publication: Jan 01, 2009

This report describes the findings of a study designed to evaluate the efficacy of the Meet Me at MoMA program for people in the early stage of dementia and their family caregivers. This groundbreaking study provides the first formal evaluation that demonstrates, with both quantitative and qualitative evidence, the many benefits of making art accessible to people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. It also points out the elements of the program that have the greatest positive impact and those components that might be modified to further enhance its effects. This evaluation

Author(s): Cohen, Gene
Date of Publication: Jan 01, 2009

This review is about the latest theories of the underlying mechanisms that explain why music and art promote health and have positive influences on the course of illness with ageing.

Author(s): Gay Hanna
Date of Publication: Jan 01, 2009

Power point presentation from the webinar presented by the Arts and Health Alliance (formerly the Global Alliance for Arts & Health) entitled, Creativity and Aging Forum: Embrace the Moment! Creativity Matters with Gay Hanna, National Center for Creative Aging in 2009.

Author(s): Amir Parsa and Laurel Humble
Date of Publication: Jan 01, 2009

Power point presentation from the webinar presented by the Arts and Health Alliance (formerly the Global Alliance for Arts & Health) entitled, Creativity and Aging Forum: Art and Aging at MoMA: Programs for Older Adults led by Amir Parsa and Laurel Humble, Department of Education, The Museum of Modern Art, New York in 2009. (co-sponsored with the Museum of Modern Art)

Author(s): Hanna, Gay and Perstein, Susan
Date of Publication: Sep 01, 2008

This Monograph is intended to begin dialogue within the arts field about arts and creativity programs by and for older people by providing basic information on current trends and opportunities to integrate creativity and aging.

Author(s): Hackney, Madeleine E.; Kantorovich, Svetlana; and Earhart, Gammon M.
Date of Publication: Dec 01, 2007

Argentine tango dancing has recently emerged as a promising non-traditional approach to ameliorating balance and gait problems among elderly individuals.