This article explores the connection between older adults’ involvement in arts programs and wellbeing in later life. Through participation in creative arts programs, older adults can be supported to live well longer by improving self-esteem and motivation, and reducing isolation that leads to depression and further health risks. This article considers a rationale for the implementation of creative arts therapy programs as a standard model to help promote health, wellbeing, and independent living, delaying significant contact with healthcare providers by identifying the connections between participation in a creative arts program and engagement, decrease of social isolation, and improvement of health and wellbeing.
Keywords: older adults, creative arts, wellbeing, creative aging, social isolation
To read the rest of this article you will need to register or subscribe.
If you already have a subscription you can login at the top of the page.
Your subscription helps support the non-profit Creativity & Human Development eJournal project, run by UK charity The Creativity Centre Educational Trust.