Local Government and Health
Five Australian Councils present initiatives for The Generations project at the Regenerating Community Conference in Melbourne.
Arts the key to future generations, Government News August 2009 PDF
Arts and Health
The Art of Good Health and Wellbeing international arts and health conference is fast approaching. Events include creative ageing, art and dementia, sacred circle dancing, a toolkit for arts and health programs and much, much more.
Focus Magazine editorial October 2009 PDF
World authorities on "creativity and health" will be in Port Macquarie in November to share experiences, offer training programs and discuss the hot topic in healthcare - "arts and health".
Focus Magazine editorial September 2009 PDF
Arts in Community Health
For many Australians, bouncing back is not that easy. According to the Bureau of Statistics, one in five Australians suffers a mental health problem each year.
Focus Magazine article by Margret Meagher October 2009 PDF
Over the past two decades, arts in community health has become a small-scale global phenomenon.
Focus Magazine article by Margret Meagher September 2009 PDF
In palliative care, music therapy is often employed to assist in the management of anxiety and pain and as a distracting technique.
Focus Magazine article by Margret Meagher August 2009 PDF
Aging and the Arts
A summary of the landmark study by Dr Gene Cohen, Susan Perlstein and others.
The Creativity and Aging Study. The Impact of Professionally Conducted Cultural Programs on Older Adults Final Report April 2006 PDF