Confirmation of positive effects of art on the well-being and quality of life of elders The improvement of both these variables happened at varying rates during the three month session:
An increase in well-being was noted after each workshop, no matter the number of workshops attended
A progressive increase in well-being took place throughout the three-month session
Efficiency with regard to community-dwelling elders
For the first time, increase in health condition was recorded
The various participatory art-based activity workshops given by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts demonstrated positive multidimensional effects on the health of community-dwelling elders. These results confirmed that museums could potentially become key partners in public health policy initiatives aiming to improve the health of the elderly.