Resources

This section of the toolkit contains additional online information resources. A wide range of information from research in the arts and aging field to ordering senior theatre supplies--find the information you need.

Canadian resources

Download the Interviewing for Effective Practices PDF
Download the Interview for Program Design Elements PDF

Creative Aging Calgary Society - Bringing together aging services, organizations, artists, healers, practitioners, and older adults!
National Arts in Health Network - Bringing together those working in all field of arts in health throughout Canada.
The Arts and Health Project: Healthy Aging through the Arts - The Arts and Health Project brings together seniors and professional artists to build social connections, develop artistic skill and creativity and explore how involvement in the arts can improve the health and well-being of vulnerable seniors.

International resources


Art Programs for Seniors and Veterans - This online resource discusses practical considerations in arts programming, explores sample arts programs for seniors and veterans, and offers troubleshooting tips and funding strategies.
Creativity Matters: The Arts and Aging Toolkit Website - “Explains why and how older adults benefit from participating in professionally conducted community arts programs. Designed for the arts and aging services fields, this resource offers detailed advice and examples on designing, implementing, and evaluating these programs.”
National Guild for Community Arts Education - The National Guild for Community Arts Education supports and advances access to lifelong learning opportunities in the arts. The Guild supports the creation and development of community arts education programs by researching best practices, providing professional development and networking opportunities, advocating for broad access, and making grants to the field
National Center for Creative Aging - The National Center for Creative Aging is dedicated to fostering an understanding of the vital relationship between creative expression and healthy aging and to developing programs.
 Senior Theatre Resource Centre - Plays, books, and information for the older performer.
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