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Creative activity in older years promotes health and well-being, reduces loneliness, depression and stress

Investigating how creative activity impacts on the lives of older people, the results of a newly-published report by The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) at Trinity College Dublin have shown that older adults who participated in creative activities enjoyed a higher quality of life and were less likely to be lonely, depressed and stressed.

The research, which was commissioned by the Creative Ireland Programme, investigated how creative activity impacts on the lives of older people. It found that older adults who participated in creative activities enjoyed a higher quality of life and were less likely to be lonely, depressed and stressed than their contemporaries who do not.

Read more about the study here and watch the inspiring video below.

Creativity in Older Age

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