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Boosting well-being through arts and creativity

The power of arts and creativity to enhance the lives of older adults is invaluable. From gardening to listening to music, everyone can enjoy the benefits of creativity. We sat down with Kate Dupuis, Schlegel Innovation Leader in Arts & Aging, to discuss how...

New funding supports arts and aging research for care partners

Sheridan College has been awarded a new College and Community Social Innovation Fund (CCSIF) grants from the Natural Sciences Engineering and Research Council of Canada (NSERC) that will address support for long-term care team members. Kate Dupuis, Schlegel Innovation...

Livening virtual visits with music therapy

The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted the way residents in long-term care and their families and friends connect. Virtual visits have become more popular and often necessary, but it can be challenging to connect with loved ones through a screen. Team...

Arts and Aging Day Canada: Expressing with creativity to improve quality of life

Studies have shown that the arts can enhance quality of life for older adults. Participating in the arts can bring people together, provide an opportunity for personal growth, and spark fond memories. Unfortunately, there is a limited focus on the arts for older...

New resource helps create intergenerational connections through music therapy

If there is one thing we have learned through the pandemic, it’s that music and the arts can build connections and strengthen relationships even when we can’t be together. Schlegel Innovation Leader in Arts and Aging Kate Dupuis knows exactly how music can be used to...

Sharing stories of the arts connects older adults across Canada

On September 24, 2020, Kate Dupuis, Schlegel Innovation Leader in Arts and Aging, hosted Arts and Aging Day Canada, a social media event dedicated to profiling artistic activities in older adults’ and their care partners across the nation. Supported by the Schlegel-UW...

Sheridan College and the RIA continue innovative arts and aging partnership

Sheridan and the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging (RIA) are thrilled to announce the five-year extension of an innovative research partnership. The continuation of this commitment will support the ground-breaking research work of Kate Dupuis, Schlegel...
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