Health & Wellness

Health and wellness can be achieved in many ways, including using creativity to work the mind and body. Research has shown that mental activity stimulated by arts activities can be especially beneficial to people with dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Cases of cognitive disabilities increase with age, so as the population lives longer more people will be diagnosed. By bringing arts programs to people with cognitive disabilities, you can create more opportunities for people with cognitive loss and their caregivers. In this section you'll find information about Health and Wellness programming, research, events, news and more.

Throughout the Fall season NCCA will be featuring a Beautiful Mind from each year of the campaign and what they are up to now.

Join us on October 6, 2015 to learn more about the THE CREATIVE AGE: Global Perspectives on Creativity and Aging and ways you can partcipate.

Program, Reflections was recently featured during a segment by the local NBC affiliate. 
Detroit, MI
This afternoon and evening of art, music, poetry and story telling celebrates 90 years of serving older adults in the Detroit Metropolitan Area.
 
Informational sessions will be offered using art therapy and other interventions with populations such as those with Alzheimer's disease, epilepsy, Parkinson, and those who have suffered trauma, abuse, and more. 
 

A convening at the 2015 NCCA Leadership Exchange and Conference

Develop professionally and creatively with NCCA and key national leaders in aging, arts, and health May 19-21, 2015 at the nation’s capital during the 2015 Leadership Exchange and Conference.

Dwan Smith-Fortier, 70, has always felt the most comfortable being in front of an audience. Even as a small child, so small she had to stand on a box, she delivered Christmas recitations in church with a power and a voice beyond her years.

Dwan Smith-Fortier, 70, has always felt the most comfortable being in front of an audience. Even as a small child, so small she had to stand on a box, she delivered Christmas recitations in church with a power and a voice beyond her years.

As a gift for the New Year, join us as we present this webinar with Rita Charon MD, PhD, professor of clinical medicine and director of the M.S. in narrative medicine program at Columbia University.

On January 23, 2015, Gay Hanna, Ph.D., M.F.A., will be the keynote presenter for the Life Planning Network Chesapeake Chapter meeting.

Registration for the 2015 conference, The Creative Age: Creativity and Aging in America will open in January, 2015. The conference will be held in Washington, DC, on May 19 – 21, 2015. NCCA will be providing updates as we approach the launch of registration.

At 75 years of age Carol Siegel of Alexandria, Virginia, lives a very active

At 75 years of age Carol Siegel of Alexandria, Virginia lives a very active and creative lifestyle.

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