Arts and Health Australia
Margret Meagher is the Executive Director of Arts and Health Australia and the founding director of The Australian Centre for Creative Ageing. Based in Port Macquarie, AHA is the national advocacy and networking organisation which promotes the positive impact of the arts and creativity on the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities.
Arts and Health programs utilise various artforms such as music, theatre, dance, visual arts, creative writing, to encourage healthy lifestyles and support people with chronic illness, such as dementia, and their carers.
Creative ageing is the term used to describe arts and health programs and strategies for older people.
Margret is a member of the NSW Ministerial Advisory Committee on Ageing MACA).
Margret has accepted the position of senior research academic to head the new Chair of Arts, Health and Creative Ageing at the College of Fine Arts, University of NSW, Sydney.
Margret specialises in designing and implementing arts and health programs for hospitals, aged care facilities, retirement villages and for workplace wellbeing programs in organisations.
Margret is also spearheading scientific research projects exploring the benefits of arts and dementia programs and creative ageing programs for health and wellbeing of older people.
Margret's Contact Details
Phone: 0416 641 482