ERIC Number: ED081689
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
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Older Americans and the Arts.
Sunderland, Jaqueline Tippett
The potential force for the mutual enrichment of the arts on the lives of older people was investigated by an advisory committee representing the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts and The National Council on the Aging. This prospectus, a report of the committee findings, includes a review of a representative spectrum of cultural programs being conducted for and by older people and suggests a number of new and innovative activities designed to encourage active involvement of older Americans in the arts. Social values of the arts to the aged are identified. It is concluded that the establishment of artistic programs which take into account ethnic differences, economic limitations, health impairments, and educational levels will enable the aged to become resources for enrichment rather than problems for the country. (SHM)
Descriptors: Art Activities, Community Programs, Community Resources, Cultural Enrichment, Educational Programs, Enrichment Activities, Fine Arts, Human Development, Human Resources, Older Adults, Program Development, Quality of Life, Social Values
National Council on the Aging, 1828 L Street, N. W., Washington, D. C. 20036 ($2.50)
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Sponsor: Administration on Aging (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC.; National Council on the Aging, Inc., Washington, DC.