Search the Archive
Search Field:
Search Term:
Media Type:

Top 10 Related Articles by Date Published
Article
Healthy and Creative Aging
Laura Day Giarolo, Manager of Education & Community Engagement, OPERA America
online click My boyfriend cheated on me
read here infidelity signs reason why husband cheat
click here go link
read here why women cheat with married men why women cheat
why women cheat with married men I cheated on my wife when a husband cheats
why women cheat with married men I cheated on my wife when a husband cheats
why do men cheat unfaithful wives click here
women that cheat on their husbands all wife cheat I cheated on my husband
online viagra success rate buy viagra proffesional
link buy cheap uk viagra vegetable viagra
how often can someone take viagra generic pack viagra online
what makes married men cheat open i want an affair
read here women who cheat on men click here
unfaithful wives go catching a cheater
women who cheat with married men i cheated on husband why husband cheat on their wife
married woman wants cheat open website
how to know if wife has cheated women looking to cheat why women cheat with married men
how to catch a cheat women who cheated click here
cheats married men dating my boyfriend cheated on me quotes
open how do i get an abortion abortion pill how many weeks
abortion pill pittsburgh information on abortions what s the abortion pill
abortion pill works abortion pill after go
link how do i know if my wife cheated why do men cheat

Original Content4/28/2011

Editor's Note:
online click My boyfriend cheated on me
read here infidelity why women cheat
women cheat because why do women cheat on their husbands percent of women that cheat
online how to cheat husband my wife cheated now what
read here read click here
redirect why wife cheat dating for married
redirect why women cheat on husbands dating for married
why wife cheat why do women cheat do all women cheat
how to catch a cheat click here
married affairs catch a cheat why do men cheat on their wife
open how do i get an abortion abortion pill how many weeks
abortion websites read abortion pill nyc
where can you get abortion pill read here click
after effects of abortion pill link negative side effects of birth control pills


Baby boomers are hitting retirement and a great shift in the American population is underway. By 2050, the U.S. Census Bureau has projected that older adults (ages 65 and up) will number 88.5 million; nearly one in five Americans will be over age 65 by the year 2030. While this statistic may send some of our marketing colleagues into a quiet panic over the need to develop a new and younger audience, it opens up a whole new area of arts education: creative aging and true lifelong learning.

In Creativity Matters: Arts and Aging in America, Susan Perlstein and Gay Hanna pinpoint the field of creative aging at the intersection of the arts, aging, education, health and humanities, and emphasize the need for lifelong learning in and through the arts in order to promote better health and well-being among older adults. They cite a landmark multi-year study by Dr. Gene Cohen that included oral histories and a range of arts disciplines (such as painting, pottery, dance, music, poetry and drama) and found that participants in the arts programs had significantly better health and increased levels of social engagement than their non-participating counterparts, while requiring fewer doctor visits and less medication. The potential impact of this is huge: a modest investment in creative aging programs could multiply into estimated savings of more than a billion dollars a year in Medicare costs. (For details, see page four of Creativity Matters.)

The senior centers of yesteryear invited high school choristers to sing Christmas carols to the bedridden and called it an intergenerational arts program; Bingo was a primary example of social interaction for their residents. Today's organizations catering to older adults increasingly embrace the principles of creative aging and provide in-depth, sequential learning programs that actively engage participants and encourage them to explore and develop new skills. These programs combine the human need to learn and express oneself creatively with reminiscence activities designed to meet psychoanalyst Erik Erikson's final stage of aging (Integrity vs. Despair), in which an individual must "examine one's past, come to terms with one's losses, and celebrate one's successes to achieve a sense of integrity."

Arts organizations looking to begin or further their work in this area may be interested in Creativity Matters: The Arts and Aging Toolkit. The Toolkit is available in full online, and provides detailed advice on how to construct and implement successful programs for older adults. Additional information on the arts and aging is available from the National Guild for Community Arts Education, the National Center for Creative Aging and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, which partnered to create the Toolkit in 2006.

Lifetime Arts, based in White Plains, NY, provides professional development opportunities for teaching artists and arts administrators, and coordinates creative aging partnerships between New York area libraries and individual teaching artists. Lifetime Arts is also in the process of assembling a national Creative Aging Teaching Artists Database to identify, recruit and train artists to work in this emerging area of arts education. Teaching Artists with demonstrated experience in designing and executing creative aging programs are eligible for listing on the organization's Creative Aging Teaching Artists Roster, an online directory that is searchable by organizations looking to create and implement lifelong learning programs in their communities.

OPERA America will be piloting a creative aging program in New York City beginning this fall, and we invite you to explore the opportunities for this exciting and rewarding work within your own community. For more information, please contact Laura Day Giarolo at LDay@operaamerica.org or calling 212-796-8620, ext. 206.
go link why married men have affairs
i dreamed my wife cheated on me link infidelity signs
i dreamed my wife cheated on me link infidelity signs
why women cheat with married men how many people cheat when a husband cheats
click walmart female viagra viagra without prescription new zealand
click viagra without viagra without prescription new zealand
buy cheap viagra viagra slogans genaric viagra cealis ect
link buy cheap viagra online now uk vegetable viagra
generic drug for viagra generic viagra with international shipping open
women cheat because website percent of women that cheat
online how to cheat husband my wife cheated now what
what makes married men cheat married men that cheat i want an affair
married woman wants cheat why do women cheat with married men website
why wife cheat why do women cheat do all women cheat
unfaithful wives types of women who cheat My husband cheated on me
cheats open my boyfriend cheated on me quotes
married affairs read here why do men cheat on their wife
i cheated on my husband cheat on my wife why does husbands cheat
open redirect abortion pill how many weeks
abortion pill pittsburgh information on abortions what s the abortion pill
abortion websites does abortion pill work abortion pill nyc
open link non surgical abortion


About the Author:
go why married men have affairs
link link husband cheated on me
read here why women cheat with married men why women cheat
women that cheat on their husbands click here I cheated on my husband
link viagra vs cialas vegetable viagra
link viagra vs cialas vegetable viagra
cheat women go unfaithful husband
women who cheat on husband wife who cheated reasons people cheat
women want men how many women cheat on their husbands click here
unfaithful wives reason women cheat read
how to catch a cheat women who cheated click here
why women cheat husband cheated on me catch a cheat
married affairs catch a cheat why do men cheat on their wife
where can you get abortion pill read here click
cytotec abortion abortion statistics go
THE ORGANIZATION WHAT IS OPERA? RESOURCES
ABOUT THE CENTER FACILITIES & SERVICES ONSTAGE AT THE OPERA CENTER
BECOME A MEMBER SUPPORT OPERA AMERICA
RESOURCES
330 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001
Tel: 212.796.8620 • Fax: 212.796.8621
Info@operaamerica.org • Directions

Privacy Policy • Returns Policy
© Copyright 1995-2014 OPERA America Inc.