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.

In Gainesville, Florida, older adults are participating in weekly dance workshops that combine fun, fitness, and creativity.

Despite facing challenges such as declining sight and hearing, 102-year-old Ray Clark exercises regularly with his personal trainer to stay physically fit.

Dr. Gene Cohen's groundbreaking research on the impact of community based professionally lead arts programs on the health and well being of older adults is being replicated in part with an expanded sample size and a more rigorous methodology by Dr. Julene Johnson of UCSF.

Seniors in Gainesville, FL find that regular fitness and aerobics classes have helped improve their health significantly since they began.

Physical therapy has become increasingly popular in recent years as a result of seniors becoming more active in sports and exercise.

Exploring depression with seniors through expressive arts making

For the second year in a row, this Institute will focus on the growing field of creative aging and will provide artists, as well as arts, senior center and nursing home administrators both a theoretical and didactic approach to implementing, sustaining and evaluating high quality arts programmin

Tai chi is a form of exercise that began in ancient China thousands of years ago.

An art exhibit in Kitchener, Canada will open on January 18th to support the Alzheimer Society of Kitchener-Waterloo.

Elders Academy prepares us through education for the second half of life.

In our effort to continually improve our quality of care services, AgeSong is pleased to introduce Dr.

Arthur Berger, a 92 year old WWII veteran and retired lawyer, has accomplished so much in the later parts of his life that it is almost as if he is aging backwards.

ARTZ has started a new series of programming based around education, networking and the arts. At this open house ARTZ Co-Founder, and Hearthstone Alzheimer Care’s President, Dr.

Join in on a discussion about the goals of successful aging and the important role creativity and the arts play in achieving quality of life

Learn about self-care techniques through the creative arts