Read the latest and most popular Arts & Aging Articles from Next Avenue.
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
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
Money & Security
You can probably earn far more in cash or travel perks by updating your plastic
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.