From storytelling to scrapbooking to visual arts, creative pursuits of all stripes have long been shown to help older Americans stay engaged, maintain their interpersonal links, and keep their minds sharp. For those working with older adults in professional settings, what lessons do creative efforts provide?
Join Susan Perlstein, MSW, founder of the National Center for Creative Aging and Elders Share the Arts, for her perspective on creativity’s link to the multiple facets of aging, from the active and vibrant, to those facing physical and cognitive challenges. Professionals from a variety of aging-connected fields are invited to join her for a look at some hopeful news about a devastating condition, and ways of bringing that message into the field to enhance interactions with adults of all ages.
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