Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Art Education for the Elderly: A Comprehensive Plan
by Bentes-Levy, Estefania, M.A., St. Thomas University, 2012, 117; 1512972
Abstract (Summary)

Seniors suffering from one or more cognitive and physical disabilities can benefit from arts activities. Accommodating arts activities to the abilities of seniors offers greater benefits leading to a better quality of life. A senior community center in Hollywood, Florida, offers arts and crafts to senior citizens enrolled in a day care program. Lack of funding has affected many national art programs and is now threatening the viability of the institution that is the subject of the present study. Based on research and theoretical ideas about Geragogy and financing of non-profits, this modified action research investigation proposes ways to improve and offer sustainable solutions for the promotion of the senior community center's arts and crafts program.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Ruiz, Gloria P.
Commitee: Hollander, Joel A., Ruiz, Gloria P., Villamil, J. A.
School: St. Thomas University
Department: Communications
School Location: United States -- Florida
Source: MAI 50/06M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Art education, Aging
Keywords: Arts education, Older adults, Senior community centers
Publication Number: 1512972
ISBN: 9781267414885
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