The National Center for Creative Aging (NCCA), an award-winning national service organization, is dedicated to fostering an understanding of the vital relationship between creative expression and healthy aging by developing programs that build upon this understanding and enriching community connections. For the past 15 years, NCCA has served as a resource and innovation hub for individuals who are committed to enriching the quality of life and health for older adults, their families, and communities through the arts.
NCCA’s work is grounded in Dr. Gene Cohen’s landmark study, The Creativity and Aging Study, which found true health promotion and disease prevention effects for older adults who were actively engaged in sequential arts learning programs. Through research, policy advocacy, innovative services, and professional development initiatives, NCCA helps deliver lifelong learning arts programs for older adults and for people living with dementia and their care partners with the support of national, state and community partners.
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