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National Center for Creative Aging & The National Guild for Community Arts Education & New Jersey Performing Art Center
About this toolkit: Designed for the arts and aging services fields, this resource explains why and how older adults benefit from participating in professionally conducted community arts programs and offers detailed advice and examples on program design, implementation, and evaluation.
National Center for Creative Aging
About this toolkit: The training covers topics such as the aging process, the creative potential of older adults, and how to identify community partners in aging, arts, and health-related services. It also provides information on how to adapt instructional techniques for different populations of older adults, from those who live independently to those who are in
long term care and those with Alzheimer’s disease and related neurocognitive disorders. Lastly, it provides guidance on how to plan, implement, and evaluate arts programming for older populations.
Museum of Modern Art
About this toolkit: This guide details how to plan and facilitate a program for individuals with dementia and their care partners in a museum setting.
Joan Mitchell Foundation
About this toolkit: The toolkit is an initiative of the Joan Mitchell Foundation and is designed to provide support to older artists in the areas of studio organization, archiving, and inventory management.
About this toolkit: is a free, online resource for librarians and provides information and practical advice for the planning and implementation of creative aging programs in public libraries.
About this toolkit: is a communications toolkit that provides tools and models on how to communicate about growing older.
American Art Therapy Association
About this toolkit: Art therapy promotes well-being at every age. Active older adults relax, explore, share, and enjoy art therapy’s creative and social aspects … it is rewarding, appealing, and fun! For older adults, art therapy helps individuals cope with complex
age related issues including mental and physical illness or limitation, lifestyle transition, end-of-life decisions, grief, expression, and communication.