The citations below refer to the report summary published on the pages of this website.

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Cantu, A. G., & Fleuriet, K. J. (2018). “Making the ordinary more extraordinary”: Exploring creativity as a health promotion practice among older adults in a community-based professionally taught arts program. Journal of Holistic Nursing, 36(2), 123-133. doi:10.1177/0898010117697863

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Cohen, G. D., Perlstein, S., Chapline, J., Kelly, J., Firth, K. M., & Simmens, S. (2006). The impact of professionally conducted cultural programs on the physical health, mental health, and social functioning of older adults. The Gerontologist, 46(6), 726-734. doi:10.1093/geront/46.6.726

Coulton, S., Clift, S., Skingley, A., & Rodriguez, J. (2015). Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of community singing on mental health-related quality of life of older people: Randomised controlled trial. British Journal of Psychiatry, 207(3), 250-255. doi:10.1192/bjp.bp.113.129908

Jeffri, J., & Hanna, G. (2016). National Center for Creative Aging. In The Encyclopedia of Adulthood and Aging, S. K. Whitbourne (Ed.) Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons. doi:10.1002/9781118521373.wbeaa118

Johnson, J. K., Stewart, A. L., Acree, M., NĂ¡poles, A. M., Flatt, J. D., Max, W. B., & Gregorich, S. E. (2018). A community choir intervention to promote well-being among diverse older adults: Results from the Community of Voices trial. The Journals of Gerontology: Series B. doi:10.1093/geronb/gby132

Kattenstroth, J.-C., Kalisch, T., Holt, S., Tegenthoff, M., & Dinse, H. R. (2013). Six months of dance intervention enhances postural, sensorimotor, and cognitive performance in elderly without affecting cardio-respiratory functions. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, 5, 5-5. doi:10.3389/fnagi.2013.00005

Noice, H., & Noice, T. (2009). An arts intervention for older adults living in subsidized retirement homes. Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition, 16(1), 56-79. doi:10.1080/13825580802233400

Noice, H., & Noice, T. (2013). Extending the reach of an evidence-based theatrical intervention. Experimental Aging Research, 39(4), 398-418. doi:10.1080/0361073X.2013.808116

Noice, H., Noice, T., & Staines, G. (2004). A short-term intervention to enhance cognitive and affective functioning in older adults. Journal of Aging and Health, 16(4), 562-585.

Stern, M. J., & Seifert, S. C. (2017). The social wellbeing of New York City’s neighborhoods: The contribution of culture and the arts. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania. Retrieved from: