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You wondered whether learning music at your age was worth it and possible
A class for beginning painters with no right or wrong is freeing
By taking up painting at 66, "W" has become a model of creative aging
How the performers in 'Alive! 55+' give new meaning to familiar songs
These poets put us in the mood to celebrate and maybe write a line or two
Playing an instrument offers physical and emotional benefits if you have health issues
Boomer musicians are in demand and getting plenty of life satisfaction
Why do arts matter as we age? We count down the top reasons to get creative.
How do Next Avenue readers love the arts? Let us count the ways.
A study of Best Picture nominees shows what Hollywood's getting wrong
Reeling from a divorce from Neil, she turned to songwriting to process her grief
Next Avenue readers weigh in on the importance of participating in the arts as we age
Walk like an orangutan, and other lessons from my initiation into the aerial arts
Looking for permission to paint, dance or create? Watch this video.
We can solve the problem of social isolation by thinking differently about senior housing
How pursuing the passion he left behind in his youth helped one man overcome depression
You can complain about the changes, or find new ways to thrive
An Influencer in Aging on how the arts can improve the lives of older adults
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Some faith groups are finding ways to minister to this generation