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Resilience and Ageing: Creativity, Culture and Community

Anna Goulding, Bruce Davenport, and Andrew Newman


Resilience is an area of growing interest within critical gerontology and policy agendas. This book critically reflects on ways in which cultural engagement can develop social connectivity and improve resilience for older people, and how the built environment, community living, cultural participation, lifelong learning, and artist-led interventions can all help people to thrive in older age. The book is a multidisciplinary collection examining how cultural engagement can enhance resilience, reduce social isolation and help older people to thrive and overcome challenging life events and everyda ... More

Keywords: resilience, social connectivity, older age, cultural participation, lifelong learning, community living, cultural engagement, ageing

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781447340911
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2019 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447340911.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Anna Goulding, editor
Newcastle University

Bruce Davenport, editor
Newcastle University

Andrew Newman, editor
Newcastle University

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