Netherlands - International Document

Older, culturally active and full of life: How arts participation contributes to health, welfare and independence


Author(s):*Listed Alphabetically
Mieras M

Year of Publication:
2014

Publisher(s):
Lang Leve Kunst (Long Live Arts)

Publication Type:
Other Paper

Abstract:

This short literature study examines participation by older people in arts activities, and whether certain activities are better suited to help keep older people mentally active and healthy.

Five characteristics of arts participation are highlighted: the relationship between happiness and health; the positive effect of plural stimulation (motorial, emotional, sensory, social) on older brains; the influence of fascinating activities on declining attention spans; the influence of social cohesion and personal interaction on happiness, and the contribution of meaningful activities to a positive sense of identity



Evidence Type: Literature Review

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:

Mieras M. (2014). Older, culturally active and full of life: How arts participation contributes to health, welfare and independence. Amsterdam: Lang Leve Kunst.