Extending Horizons Down Under. Movement to music and the wellbeing of older people in Australia


Author(s):*Listed Alphabetically
Spurgeon G

Year of Publication:
2010

Publisher(s):
Winston Churchill Memorial Trust

Publication Type:
Report

Abstract:

This report documents a Travelling Fellowship project, funded by The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust. It examines how movement to music contributes to the wellbeing of older people in Australia, particularly those from different cultures in the community. It aims to explore:
• funding of programs of movement to music in the community and any evidence base
• access to programs of movement to music for older people of different cultures, including aboriginal communities
• benefits to groups and individuals in terms of mental and physical wellbeing and outcomes for specific cultural groups
• effective use of music and rhythm from different cultures.

The report includes useful links to other key research e.g. https://www.nursingtimes.net/roles/mental-health-nurses/exploring-dance-as-a-therapy-for-symptoms-and-social-interaction-in-a-dementia-care-unit-30-07-2009/



Evidence Type: Qualitative Research

Main Focus: Wellbeing / Quality of life

Research Purpose: Discussion / Debate

Context: Community

Participant Group: Older Adults

Art Forms: Multi-Arts

Access Type: Free Download

APA Citation:

Spurgeon G. (2010). Extending Horizons Down Under. Movement to music and the wellbeing of older people in Australia. London: Winston Churchill Memorial Trust.