Using the Arts to Promote Healthy Aging

Music, dance, poetry, painting and other arts are pumping new life into older minds and bodies. A National Endowment for the Arts sponsored study showed that when older people become involved in culturally enriching programs, they experience a decline in depression, are less likely to fall and pay fewer visits to the doctor.

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Jay Lynch adds: The transformation in the way senior citizens are being cared for is remarkable. I believe this type of change will play a large part in how successful we are in managing the burgeoning number of seniors in America. The mental and physical benefits are too many to ignore.

Source: well.blogs.nytimes.com

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