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Benefits of Arts for Older Adults – from Next Avenue

March 13, 2018

Inspiration from Next Avenue about the benefits of arts for older adults as part of their Vitality Arts Special Report “There’s a lot of anecdotal evidence to support the idea that engaging in arts has benefits for older adults, but what…

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Study Finds Making Art May Keep Our Brains Healthy

April 30, 2016

Researchers in many fields are starting to come to the same conclusion in study after study about how CREATIVITY is built into our DNA, and that engaging in creative work – at any age – can help our brains (and…

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Alzheimers and Exercise

August 27, 2015

Light Years is not just for those who are in perfect mental/physical health! Leading a physically active lifestyle can have a significant impact on the wellbeing of people with dementia too. Exercise is beneficial for physical and mental health and may…

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Making the Most of Longer Lives

June 5, 2015

Read this excellent piece by Encore.org’s Marc Freedman from the Wall Street Journal that suggests six ideas that “have the potential to leverage the immense possibilities of a rapidly aging world and thus, transform it.”  Freedman maps out innovations for education, work, housing,…

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The Power of Positive (subliminal) Thinking

January 29, 2015

We love Becca Levy, PhD, assoc. professor and Director of the Social & Behavioral Science Division at Yale – whose recent study showed that older people exposed to positive subliminal messages about aging demonstrated improved ideas of aging, stronger self-perception…

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