for Exploring the Relationship
between the Arts and Health and Well-Being in Older Adults
Friday, September 14, 2012, 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Keck Center, National Academy of Sciences, 500 Fifth Street, NW, Washington,
The National Endowment for the Arts, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the National Academy of Sciences will co-host a public workshop that will explore the benefit of the arts to the health and well-being of older adults. The workshop is expected to help inform the NEA and the NIH of potential opportunities for research in this area. The gathering will feature leading neuroscientists, psychologists, and researchers and practitioners in health and the arts, who will present findings from research on the arts and aging, in an effort to pinpoint gaps for future studies. Among the day's topics: How do arts programs for older adults affect
brain function? How does the design of long-term care facilities affect quality of life? How does art therapy compare to other treatments for older adults with cognitive decline? What's the cost-benefit analysis of arts in health care programs for older adults?
This workshop is the latest project of the NEA's Interagency Task Force on the
Arts and Human Development, an alliance of 14 federal agencies and departments
to encourage more and better research on how the arts help people reach their
full potential at all stages of life.
For the full schedule of presenters, see http://1.usa.gov/PuDgB5
Guests may RSVP to Agnes Gaskin, National Academy of Sciences,
Media may RSVP to Sally Gifford, NEA Public Affairs Specialist at
202-682-5606 or firstname.lastname@example.org.