Presentation on theme: "When I think of aging I imagine… Honorees of the NCCA & DSM Beautiful Minds Campaign courtesy of DSM Nutritional Products."— Presentation transcript:
When I think of aging I imagine… Honorees of the NCCA & DSM Beautiful Minds Campaign courtesy of DSM Nutritional Products
Envision a world where all individuals flourish across their lifespan through creative expression… Honorees of the NCCA & DSM Beautiful Minds Campaign courtesy of DSM Nutritional Products
Flourishing Across the Spectrum of FLOURISHING Across the Spectrum of Aging Positive Emotion Positive Engagement Positive Relationship Meaning Making Mastery Martin Seligman, Flourish
The Silver Tsunami: An Emerging Reality Fastest growing percentage of the US population is older adults over the age of 85 with 10,000 baby boomers turning 65 every day 4.5+ million Americans live with dementia – individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease alone doubles with each five-year interval after the age of 65 Number of caregivers rising rapidly with enormous emotional, physical, and financial challenges placed upon partners, spouses, family, and friends.
Creative Aging: A Potent Possibility Vital evidence-based efficacy and positive impact of creative arts and humanities interventions with aging populations With improved health, higher quality of care, resilience, and quality of life across the spectrum of aging Effective for aging adults AND their caregivers by mitigating long-term depression and anxiety related to chronic conditions, and enhancing quality of life Reducing social and healthcare costs, enhancing professional provider resilience, and strengthening networks of care.
Dual Community Impact: Challenge or Opportunity? Community, nonprofit, and faith-based organizations shouldering additional responsibilities once held by families Health and Human Service resources – being tapped to address acute and long term need Economic Impact – emerging economies of need and opportunity Workforce and social systems experiencing dramatic distribution shifts Social Justice aging in place and resource distribution Communities of practice pioneering the way forward
Transforming Communities through Creative Aging Generating partnership through aligned support networks Fostering Age-Friendly living and lifestyles that attract residency Creating and sustaining micro-economies and generative markets that stabilize and sustain community Addressing social justice disparities through placemaking Redefining horizons that illuminate emerging communities of practice