Staying Above Ground

Joan Jeffri, formerly Director of Arts Administration at Columbia University and now heading the Research Center on Arts and Culture at the National Center for Creative Aging and author of the book Above Ground, tackles the question of whether older professional artists have better health or well being because of their lifelong affiliation with the arts. Her book has the findings of a study she performed about this very question. She interviewed 146 individuals with backgrounds in the arts, born between 1901 and 1944 and used their answers to formulate her answer.
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