The Creative Aging Resource has been designed as a service to the field. We welcome collaboration, ideas, and suggestions for its use.

The Creative Aging Resource is a database providing descriptions of and access to hundreds of resources (media items, research, featured expert and organizational profiles, audio and video content) published by various contributors, organizations, and publishers on the topics related to the field of creative aging. Original content published by Lifetime Arts is also available.

What you will find

Most of the records in the collection feature access to information published from 2015 forward, with the exception of seminal/must-read items. We will continue to bring in new information on an ongoing basis via in-house curation as well as via submissions against a rubric. We will also import a backlist of resources published prior to 2015.

Please visit How to Use This Site to learn more about how to find and access resources.


Diantha Dow Schull, author of 50+ Library Services: Innovation in Action (2013) and co-author of Boomers and Beyond: Reconsidering the Role of Public Libraries (2010), worked with us to develop the content for the Creative Aging Toolkit for Public Libraries, and to curate resources related to positive and creative aging for that project. We re-engaged her to curate resources published from 2015 forward for this project.

We have ensured that several key publications published prior to 2015 are featured, and will continue to add new resources curated by our team and with your help. We will also continuously add a backlist of resources published prior to 2015.

The collection also includes links to creative aging resources previously curated by Lifetime Arts and Aroha Philanthropies.


Technical information

The Creative Aging Resource site has been built using WordPress. We are using Toolset to help us manage content dynamically, and Relevanssi to power the search.


The Creative Aging Resource project has been made possible through generous support from E.A. Michelson Philanthropy, The New York State Council on the Arts, and The Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund.


Saul Baizman
Shawn Choi
Jacqueline DuMont
Lindsey Francis
Ed Friedman
Julie Kline
Nathan Majoros
Joe McCarthy
Shannon McDonough
Annie Montgomery
Maura O’Malley
Diantha Dow Schull
David Woehr