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Creative Aging: The Significance of Art for the Aging Brain

with Elizabeth Higgins

  • Date: 10/15/2019 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm  
  • Location: Walters Cultural Arts Center
    527 E. Main Street
    Hillsboro, Oregon 97124
  • Introduction: In this presentation, artist and instructor Elizabeth M. Higgins will share her knowledge about the significance of art for the aging brain, as well as provide an engaging creative activity for attendees.

Elizabeth HigginsWhen it comes to preserving our mental and physical abilities as we age, the adage “use it or lose it” has been confirmed by recent studies in the field of neuroscience. Findings from current creativity experts have further strengthened the case for using the arts to improve the quality of life for older adults through creative expression and meaningful social engagement, while either creating art or simply viewing and experiencing it in various forms.  

In this presentation, artist and instructor Elizabeth M. Higgins will share her knowledge about the significance of art for the aging brain, as well as provide an engaging creative activity for attendees.

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