Working with Older People: Volume 18 Issue 1

Practical approaches to work, leisure, lifestyle and learning


Table of contents - Special Issue: Creativity, The Arts and Older People

Bring on the health economists: time for a rigorous evaluation of senior participative arts

Clair Chapwell

As our elderly population increases, scheduled to rise by 61 per cent in the next 20 years, a national panic has set in about what to do. Antidepressant use is on the rise, and…

Creative approaches to working with older people in the public realm

Daniel Baker

The purpose of this paper is to illustrate practical examples of arts projects that have successfully engaged older people in the public realm and to stimulate debate and provide…

Body of Knowledge: a practice as research case study on the capacity for dance-theatre to promote wellbeing

Jemma Bicknell

The purpose of this paper is to explore the wellbeing benefits and challenges that arise in dance-theatre performance making with older people. It also addresses the notion of…


Aging in urban Japan – intergenerational reading in Tokyo

Inger Maleen Bachmann

The purpose of this paper is to introduce a volunteer network from the Tokyo Metropolitan area that addresses the urge for senior citizens to stay mentally active and provide a…


Intergenerational study: mirrors as a tool for self-reflection

Susan Ridley

This qualitative study was an exploration on the process of self-reflection on identity. The purpose of this paper is to see how mirrors could be used as a therapeutic tool and a…

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