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Arts, Ageing and Wellbeing Toolkit in action during Covid-19 

Delighted to see the Arts, Ageing and Wellbeing Toolkit going places and in action during Covid-19 Media Mentions/  Features of the Toolkit Love Your Senior - COVID-19 has changed the way we live. Some more than others. https://www.capitaland.com/international/en/about-capitaland/newsroom/inside/2020/may/love-your-senior.html   Examples of the 5 art segments from "Learn Together with Me" (broadcast on MediaCorp Channel 8).… Continue reading Arts, Ageing and Wellbeing Toolkit in action during Covid-19 

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New Article

回艺 (huí yì): Exploring artbased life review to support the relocation process for older adults with dementia in nursing homes DOI: https://doi.org/10.1386/jaah_00011_1 Chaomin, Tan & Michael Koon Boon, Tan Relocation to a nursing home can be a highly stressful process for older adults with dementia, yet programmes to support them are limited. This study developed an… Continue reading New Article

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Arts, Ageing and Wellbeing Toolkit Launch

Fresh from the Oven! Am very happy and excited to share the Arts, Ageing and Wellbeing Toolkit! This Toolkit features eight arts-based activities and caters to a wide range of Community Care clients. It was developed in collaboration with Nanyang Technological University and features contributions from their Master of Science (Applied Gerontology) students. Activities are… Continue reading Arts, Ageing and Wellbeing Toolkit Launch

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Participate in our research: Exploring the State of Arts and Health in Singapore

Please spread the word! Calling all professionals, practitioners, researchers using the arts in their work with individuals and/or community in Singapore. We would like to invite you to participate in our research on Exploring the State of Arts and Health in Singapore. To learn more or sign up, please contact (Ms.) Tan Chao Min at… Continue reading Participate in our research: Exploring the State of Arts and Health in Singapore

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Book Chapter in Geohumanities and Health

What an honour to work with Sarah Atkinson on a contribution Multiplicity and Encounters of Cultures of Care in Advanced Ageing to Geohumanities and Health! Pre-order is now available. Click here for further information. This volume edited by Sarah Atkinson and Rachel Hunt brings together research in the GeoHumanities from various intellectual perspectives to illustrate the benefits of humanities-inspired approaches… Continue reading Book Chapter in Geohumanities and Health

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Fresh from the oven! Art for Wellness Toolkit

The full and complete version of the Art for Wellness Toolkit has just been released! It offers art activity ideas and instructions for use in the community care sector. The contents for the kit were gathered from a pilot art residency, involving 10 artists, nine nursing homes and over 100 nursing home residents. It is… Continue reading Fresh from the oven! Art for Wellness Toolkit

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Launch of Art Toolkit

Another milestone for Arts for wellness in Nursing home! So glad to be part of this project as an artist mentor, curator and toolkit contributor. This Toolkit features a selection of art activities utilising a range of techniques that was designed by artists for the Community Care sector’s inaugural Arts Residency. The pilot was held under… Continue reading Launch of Art Toolkit

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Arts In Eldercare Seminar 2018

The Arts in Eldercare Seminar is an annual platform bringing together social and healthcare practitioners, artists, community leaders and funders to advocate the value of the arts for seniors. This year, the platform will cover topics such as digital approaches to engaging seniors through the arts, and integrating the arts in residential and community care… Continue reading Arts In Eldercare Seminar 2018

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Inaugural Postgrad Course on Arts, Ageing and Wellbeing

The inaugural interdisciplinary course on Arts, Ageing and Wellbeing developed by me kicked off to a fun and engaging start last evening. The course is the first-of-its-kind in Singapore that exposes and promotes exploration of the arts in the context of ageing. It is part of the MSc in Applied Gerontology Programme http://www.sss.ntu.edu.sg/Programmes/Gerontology/Pages/Curriculum.aspx . The… Continue reading Inaugural Postgrad Course on Arts, Ageing and Wellbeing

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New Publication

Towards a caring practice: reflections the processes and components of arts-health practice Link to Article To Cite: Michael Koon Boon Tan (2018) Towards a caring practice: reflections the processes and components of arts-health practice, Arts & Health, DOI: 10.1080/17533015.2018.1494452 ABSTRACT Background: Many arts and health studies have focused on evaluating the impact of participatory arts… Continue reading New Publication