“Imagination is more important than knowledge.”
— Albert Einstein
Resources to learn about the value and benefits of creative aging.
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Age and Arts Participation (2011), NEA demographic research.
Arts and Older Americans, National Endowment for the Arts (updated March 2011).
Bibliography on Creativity and Aging, John A. Krout, Ph.D., Ithaca College Gerontology Institute, 2013.
Creativity and Aging Study, Dr. Gene Cohen, NEA, 2007.
Creative Aging Best Practices, NEA (2007).
Creativity, Art and the Mature Mind (2012), recorded webinar with Susan Perlstein and Michael C. Patterson, MindRamp.
Exploring the Relationship of Arts Participation and Creativity to Physical Health and Psychological Well-being in Older Adults. Six videos of September 14, 2012, workshop focused on research gaps and opportunities for exploring the relationship of arts participation and creativity to physical health and psychological well-being in older adults. Conference s
"I Feel Better When I Paint," clips from documentary on visual arts an Alzheimer's disease.
“Impact of Arts Participation on Health Outcomes for Older Adults," Journal of Aging, Humanities and the Arts (2010),
Melissa Castora-Binkley, Linda Noelker, Thomas Prohaska, & William Satariano.
“Leisure Activities and the Risk of Dementia in the Elderly,” New England Journal of Medicine (2003) This article is summarized on this web site, “Does Dancing Make You Smarter?”
Opening Doors to Memory and Imagination: Creating a Museum Program for People with Memory Loss, compiled by Jane Tygesson (2012).
Reawakening the Mind, Arts4Dementia, London (2013).
Stories of Change (2012), Partners for Livable Communities.
TimeSlips™ Creative Storytelling Opens storytelling to everyone by replacing the pressure to remember with the freedom to imagine.
State of Utah, Governor's Office of Planning and Budget, 2012 Baseline Projections for the State of Utah and the counties using results from the 2010 Census as. the base. Population by Area, Sex, and Selected Age Groups.
Tim Carpenter describes Burbank Senior Artists Colony
Distance Learning for Older Adults--coming soon to Utah
Alive Inside, documentary by Michael Russato-Bennett features work of Music and Memory.
Creative Aging: State of the Field by Stuart Kandell, April 22, 2013, University of Utah