Friday, October 18, 2019
6:30 – 8:00pm
Room 101C, 133/141 West 21st Street, New York, NY
Free and open to the public
Hosted by MPS Art Therapy, this presentation will explore what is known of the connections between an older adult’s involvement in creative arts programs, improved health and a reduction in health care costs in the United States. It will identify research that demonstrates how older adults can live well for longer through participation in creative arts programs that reduce social isolation, and research linking social isolation as a cause of depression and further health risks. Lastly, the presentation will also make the case for further research that more clearly describes the benefits of creative aging programs and the healthcare costs that can be saved by their widespread adoption.