Creativity Matters: The Arts and Aging Toolkit
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The Arts and Aging Toolkit: Survey

The purpose of this survey is to assess the effectiveness of Creativity Matters: The Arts and Aging Toolkit in communicating the importance of older adults’ participation in professionally led arts programs, and in preparing users to plan, implement and evaluate these programs.

Completing this survey will take you no more than five minutes.

Question #1 
First, tell us which chapters you read (first two columns), then tell us whether you liked or did not like the chapter(s) you’ve read (second two columns).
I read some of this chapter I read this entire chapter I liked this chapter I did not like this chapter
Chapter 1: Understanding the Context for Arts and Aging Programs
Chapter 2: How Arts Participation Benefits Older Adults
Chapter 3: The Aging Services Field
Chapter 4: The Arts Field
Chapter 5: Effective Practices
Chapter 6: Program Design
Chapter 7: Program Implementation
Chapter 8: Evaluation
Chapter 9: Public Awareness
Chapter 10: Looking to the Future
Appendixes
 
Question #2 
Based on your use of the arts and aging toolkit, did you learn at least one or more new helpful fact(s) or piece(s) of information you didn’t know before using the toolkit?
Yes
No
 
Question #3 
What new helpful fact(s) or piece(s) of information did you learn from the toolkit?
 
Question #4 
Has your experience with the arts and aging toolkit increased your understanding of how to work with older adults? (0= not at all - 5 = a great deal)
0 1 2 3 4 5
 
Question #5 
Did the arts and aging toolkit give you adequate, real-life examples that you can apply to your own organization or program?
Yes No Unsure
 
Question #6 
How would you rate the arts and aging toolkit according to the following: (0 =poor - 5 = excellent)
0 1 2 3 4 5
Practicality
Usefulness
Relevance
Credibility
Overall quality
 
Question #7 
To what extent did the arts and aging toolkit inspire you to start an arts and aging program? (0= not at all / 5 = a great deal)
0 1 2 3 4 5 N/A (already have a program)
 
Question #8 
Has your experience with the arts and aging toolkit encouraged you to enhance your existing programs for older adults? (0= not at all / 5 = a great deal)
0 1 2 3 4 5 N/A (do not have a program)
 
Question #9 
How would you rate your confidence with respect to the following BEFORE having read the Toolkit: (0= not at all / 5 = a great deal)
0 1 2 3 4 5
Designing arts programs for older adults
Implementing arts programs for older adults
Marketing arts programs to older adults
Securing support for arts programs for older adults
Evaluating arts programs for older adults
Finding partners for arts programs for older adults
Advocating for arts programs for older adults
 
Question #10 
Now, consider your level of confidence concerning the following AFTER having read the material on the subject. (0= not at all / 5 = a great deal)
0 1 2 3 4 5
Designing arts programs for older adults
Implementing arts programs for older adults
Marketing arts programs to older adults
Securing support for arts programs for older adults
Evaluating arts programs for older adults
Finding partners for arts programs for older adults
Advocating for arts programs for older adults
 
Question #11 
Based on your experience with the arts and aging toolkit how would you rate your desire to learn more about arts and aging programs? (0= not at all / 5 = a great deal)
0 1 2 3 4 5
 
Question #12 
How likely are you to recommend the arts and aging toolkit to a colleague? (0= not at all / 5 = a great deal)
0 1 2 3 4 5
 
Question #13 
How would you rate the importance of measuring outcomes for arts and aging programs? (0= not at all / 5 = a great deal)
0 1 2 3 4 5
 
Question #14 
To what extent do you agree that arts and aging is becoming increasingly important in the U.S.? (0= not at all / 5 = a great deal)
0 1 2 3 4 5
 
Question #15 
How confident are you that you can discuss with a variety of stakeholders (e.g. elected officials, funders, partners, policy makers) the benefits of professionally conducted participatory arts and aging programs (0= not at all / 5 = a great deal)
0 1 2 3 4 5
 
Question #16 
From the list below please identify the outcomes you think are the most important for older adults to gain from arts programs.
Achieve a sense of control
Feel empowered
Be socially engaged
Exercise bodies and brains to ensure high physical and mental function
Be healthy by reducing the risk factors for disease and disability
Have a positive attitude and zest for life
Be creative
All of the above
None of the above
 
Question #17 
What do you think the arts and aging toolkit should have included or addressed that it did not?
 
Question #18 
What suggestions do you have to improve the arts and aging toolkit?
 
Question #19 
What SINGLE answer best describes who you are?
I work in the aging services field
I work in the arts field
I work in an academic setting
I work as a teaching artist
I am a volunteer
I work in the humanities field
I work in a healthcare setting
I am a student
Other
 
Question #20 
If you answered "other" to the above question, what is your occupation or primary area of interest?
 
Question #21 
How long (YEARS) have the arts and aging been a subject of your interest/concern?
0-2
3-5
6-8
9-12
13-15
16 or more