Film, Video Traditional Arts & Resilience in Later Life

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Traditional Arts & Resilience in Later Life
Folklorist Jon Kay explores the ways that traditional arts help older adults find resilience in later life. Elders who practice folk and traditional arts are often celebrated for their work supporting community life and the continuation of important cultural traditions, but rarely do we explore how these practices support elders as they age. This presentation centers on how everyday expressive practices help elders combat feelings of loneliness, helplessness and boredom that beset so many older adults in the United States.
Event Date
February 21, 2019
-  Jon Kay is professor of folklore and ethnomusicology at Indiana University, a director of Traditional Arts Indiana, and the curator of folklife and cultural heritage at the Mathers Museum of World Cultures in Bloomington, Indiana. Kay received his master's from Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green and his Ph.D. in folklore from Indiana University.
Running Time
53 minutes, 29 seconds
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