National Academy of Sciences Workshop: Panel 4

National Academy of Sciences Workshop: Panel 4

Workshop on Research Gaps and Opportunities for Exploring the Relationship of the Arts to Health and Well-Being in Older Adults: Panel 4

Topic: The relationship of aesthetics and design factors to health and quality-of-life-related outcomes of older adults in long-term care and assisted living facilities.

Moderator: Sandra Crewe, Howard University. Speakers: "How the Design of the Assisted Living and LTC Environment Impacts the Success of Arts Programs"
by Victor Regnier, University of Southern California, Los Angeles. "The Role of Art in Improving Quality-of-Life Related Outcomes for Older Adults" by Kathy Hathorn, American Art Resources. Discussant: Valerie Fletcher, Institute for Human Centered Design.

The September 14, 2012 workshop focused on research gaps and opportunities for exploring the relationship of arts participation and creativity to physical health and psychological well-being in older adults.

The workshop was presented by the National Academy of Sciences, Committee on National Statistics, at the request of a consortium of the National Endowment for the Arts and three units within the National Institutes of Health: the National Institute on Aging, the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, and the National Center for Complementary & Alternative Medicine.