Directory of Creative Aging Programs in America

The National Center for Creative Aging has released a Directory of Creative Aging Programs in America. This wonderful new resource is a comprehensive list of various arts programs for older adults around the United States. The directory includes painting classes, dance classes, performances, literature groups and more. The National Center for Creative Aging is dedicated…

The relationship between creative expression and aging

The National Center for Creative Aging distributed a newsletter earlier this month, which highlighted research conducted by the University of Rochester Medical Center supporting the concept that creative thinking keeps the brain healthy. The study associated creativity with openness, with regards to the measure of cognitive flexibility and the willingness to entertain novel ideas. Researchers…

Beautiful Minds Traveling Exhibit

life’sDHA™ has partnered with the National Center for Creative Aging (NCCA) to celebrate the most beautiful minds in America. Together we invited people 55 and older to submit an essay or video describing what they are doing to keep their minds beautiful, without letting age be a barrier. Eleven men and women from across the…

Focus on Mental Health for International Chess Day

Gay Powell Hanna, Ph.D., M.F.A and executive director of the National Center for Creative Aging (NCCA) says that brain-stimulating activities keep the mind active. The NCCA is dedicated to fostering and understanding the relationship between creative expression and healthy aging. Research indicates that keeping your brain active as you age may help to generate new brain…