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Arts & Aging Study
Landmark study on the effects of arts participation on an aging population
The Creativity and Aging Study
This study, lead by Gene D. Cohen, MD, looked at the impact of professionally conducted cultural programs on the physical health, mental health, and social functioning of older adults. This was the first controlled study to assess whether participation in the creative arts, apart from traditional medical care, can promote healthier aging. For more information, click on the links below.
Lead sponsor: National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)
- National Institutes of Health (NIH);
- Center for Mental Health Services, SAMHSA, DHHS;
- AARP/National Retired Teachers Association;
- Stella and Charles Guttman Foundation (NYC); and
- the International Foundation for Music Research.
The Center, as a home for interprofessional researchers in the Aging field, wishes to foster and support collaborative work. We welcome your feedback and invite you to e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.