Ageing Creatively

The healing use of the creative arts (eg. music, dance and painting) has a long history. Some say that the benefits for people in later life include better physical health and quality of life.

In this short study we are exploring two questions that we know less about:

  • Is it always beneficial to participate in creative arts?
  • What is happening during these creative arts workshops that leads to these benefits?

For this pilot project we invited people from a series of six different workshops (Creative Writing, Exploring Music, Artist in Residence, Exploring Short Stories & Poetry, Exploring Art, and Singing for Performance) to join the project as co-researchers.