The Edmonton Arts & Aging Toolkit

The Edmonton Seniors Coordinating Council (ESCC)

An information resource on conducting quality community arts programs for older adults.

The Arts and Aging Toolkit - Edmonton Edition celebrates older adults’ creative potential and seeks to benefit their overall health. By participating in professionally run community arts programs, older adults achieve a sense of mastery and are social engaged in a way that values their artistic abilities, past experiences, and knowledge. 

Participating in quality community arts programs enhance older adults’ quality of life and has research-affirmed health benefits. In a 2001 study by Dr. Gene Cohen, participants in community arts programs reported a higher overall health rating, fewer doctor visits, less medication use, and less instance of falls.

Components of the toolkit include:

  • Effective Practices
  • Programs Description
  • Resources
  • Grants and Funding
  • Program Profiles
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Author: The Edmonton Seniors Coordinating Council (ESCC)
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