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The Stephen Katz Distinguished Visiting Scholar in Interdisciplinary Aging Studies
The Right To A Meaningful Old Age: How Integrating Arts And Culture Into Health And Social Services Can Transform Aging

Monday, November 6, 2023 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The arts and culture sector is a rich resource for bringing people together, inviting wonder and awe, and inspiring learning and skill building. All of these have been shown to have significant benefits for health and quality of life. Yet the arts and culture sector is rarely included in efforts to build age-friendly or dementia-friendly communities. Basting shares stories of her work over 2 decades to do just that - bring meaning-making techniques into daily care relationships and to aging and health systems as a whole. These include infusing "Beautiful Questions" into meal delivery and senior companion programs, transforming stigmatized nursing homes into cultural centers, and creating student artists in residence programs where arts students receive room and board for a year to live as a neighbor to elders.

Contact: Please email babinjoy@trentu.ca for any questions
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