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Art: Lengthening Life & Strengthening the Quality of Living It

The arts are something that even the least artistically inclined likely imagine, are important and beneficial. Even if we don’t quite understand why the arts are an invaluable element within our social fabric: family, sports, religion, education, music, art. The list of things that bind us together in a society is long. More and more it is becoming clear that not only is art part of that fabric, it is a key element in our health, particularly in our senior years. 1. Participation in the visual arts improves psychological health, self-esteem and physical health Research shows that participation in various art-forms: visual arts, music, writing, drama and the like, or observing one or more [...]