Artists Bring Creative Aging to Care Facilities

This month’s far-reaching AARP Bulletin featured an article on creative aging, both where it is today and where it might go tomorrow. Highlighting examples like the Kairos Dance Theatre and the Stagebridge Senior Theatre, the article makes a compelling argument to bring arts programs to care facilities. As reporter Sally Abrams writes, “The programs are also relatively cheap to run, compared with paying for medicine or physical care — and can produce dramatic results.” The article reports on the growing trend of arts programs in care facilities, and the playwrights, composers and authors they are creating.  Also the piece acknowledges the importance of Dr. Gene Cohen’s research on the benefits that older adults experience when they learn something new and are engaged.
AARP Bulletin, October 31, 2011

Written By: Sally Abrahms

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