Can poetry help you live longer?


Can Poetry Keep You Young? Science Is Still Out, But The Heart Says Yes – Ina Jaffe – NPR – 2/20/17

“Creating some form of art is commonly believed to help older people stay mentally and physically healthy. Scientific research hasn’t quite caught up with that belief.

“…federal agencies are now funding more rigorous research and the results are just starting to come in. The early evidence suggests that the arts have positive cognitive, social, and emotional impacts on older adults.”

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