Read the latest and most popular Arts & Aging Articles from Next Avenue.
Exploring the search for meaning in a new collection of poems
This woman's journey to becoming a 'gutsy broad' and a painter
Ashton Applewhite makes a call to action to build a movement
Take our short quiz for inspiration on how to unleash your inner musician
Ballroom dancing's benefits are plenty and competition pushes dancers
An innovative New York “clubhouse” provides unique services for older members
Joining a band can do more for you than you might imagine
A gallery featured in The New York Times accepts only artists 60+
Learning a few notes and basics will make you more comfortable
You can learn to be a filmmaker on the cheap and on the fly
There are many options for dusting off the horn or learning something new
A recent Kennedy Center program explored creative aging and the brain
Try it, try it, and you will see! Limiting choices sets you free!
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
Work & Purpose
A chat about resilience and second acts with author Elizabeth White
This special report includes storytelling, news and information about health care for older adults in rural areas
Our special series, Vitality Arts, shows the powerful effect that participating in the arts can have on our minds, bodies and souls. Look to this page for information, resources and inspiration that will help you age better through the arts and show that creativity has no age limit.