Boosting well-being through arts and creativity


The power of arts and creativity to enhance the lives of older adults is invaluable. From gardening to listening to music, everyone can enjoy the benefits of creativity. We sat down with Kate Dupuis, Schlegel Innovation Leader in Arts & Aging, to discuss how arts-based activities can enrich your life.

Could you tell us about how arts and creativity can enhance your life?

Participating in arts-based activities has been shown to help older adults in many different domains of well-being – physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual. You don’t have to be actively participating to see these benefits. You can simply observe — like attending a ballet performance or listening to your favorite album. During the past few years of the pandemic, the arts have served as a valuable tool to combat social isolation. This has been particularly beneficial for older adults.

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