TheHill.com published an article touting the benefits of virtual museum visits for the elderly. At visiTOUR.US, we’ve known this for a while, but it’s great to see some corroborating evidence to the effect. Here are some highlights and read the full article from TheHill.com

“On a global scale, this participatory art-based activity could become a model that could be offered in museums and arts institutions worldwide to promote active and healthy aging.”

  • Researchers found adults over 65 who attended virtual guided tours each week over a three-month period experienced significant improvements in their well-being.

  • For the study, researchers recruited 106 people aged 65 and older living in the Montreal metro area, half of whom attended guided tours online once a week, while the other half did not.

  • The weekly 45-minute guided tour was followed by a 15-minute question-and-answer period with a guide.

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