Healthcare and the Arts
Transforming the hospital experience through the arts.
Dedicated to fostering an understanding of the vital relationship between creative expression and quality of life for older adults, the National Center for Creative Aging is the national clearinghouse at the nexus of creativity and aging. NCCA focuses its efforts within three target areas: Health and Wellness; Lifelong Learning; and Community Engagement.
A growing body of research demonstrates how the arts – including literary, performing and visual arts as well as architecture and design – can greatly enhance the experience of healthcare, contributing to improved health outcomes, a better patient experience and lower healthcare costs.
A report from The Summit on Creativity and Aging in America, in collaboration with the 2015 White House Conference on Aging held May 18th 2015 at the National Endowment for the Art.
As a service to the emerging field of Creative Aging, Lifetime Arts conducted a national survey to investigate and disseminate a more complete picture of teaching artist training in the field.