We cannot stress the importance of arts education enough. Read the whole article in The Washington Post.
Not knowing where to begin? This website has got a great collection of resources to get you started.
Art is ageless.
Read a heartwarming article about an outreach programme for the elderly in the London area. Please click here to get to the article on the Guardian website.
Clive Parkinson, the Director of Arts for Health at the Manchester Metropolitan University (UK) speaks about how relevant the arts are when given a diagnosis of cancer or dementia.
In his talk he discusses the Maggie's cancer centres. I will post some information about it in my next post.
If you want to know more about Arts and Health Australia, this is their website http://www.artsandhealth.org. You can find more interesting talks on there, all downloadable as podcasts.
If you want to know more about Clive Parkinson and Arts for Health at the MMU, this is their website www.artsforhealth.org.
Tell me and I will forget;
show me and I may remember;
involve me and I will understand.
Old Chinese Proverb