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The University of Virginia

From the website:

The University is an iconic public institution of higher education, boasting nationally ranked schools and programs, diverse and distinguished faculty, a major academic medical center and proud history as a renowned research university. The community and culture of the University are enriched by active student self-governance, sustained commitment to the arts and a robust NCAA Division I Athletics program.

Aging and Gender in Literature: Studies in Creativity

From WorldCat’s description:

By adding consideration of age to that of race, gender, and class, this volume seeks to show how growing older affects literary creativity and psychological development, and to examine how individual writing careers begin to change in middle age.

Telling Stories: Aging, Reminiscence, and the Life Review

From the website:

Kathleen Woodward explores the workings of reminiscence and of life review—one fragmentary, the other totalizing—and their importance, what they have to offer to a life as it passes into old age. Reminiscing is less concerned with truth than with creating an atmosphere with a promise of trust and security. Woodward, Scharlach, and Fabe explore these themes in terms of what they mean to human life, human relationships and the process of aging.

The Plastisity of Human Aging

From the lecture description:

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D., a Clinical Professor of Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine, gave a lecture The Plastisity of Human Aging in Schroedinger Lecture Theatre. His book Dare to Be 100 intensifies the original matter of Schrödinger’s What is Life? Bortz has also penned books as We Live Too Short, Die Too Long, Living Longer for Dummies, and Diabetes Danger. Bortz is recognised as one of America’s most distinguished scientific experts on ageing and longevity. He is currently teaching a new course at Stanford University about the science of living a long life and how to live until you are 100.

United States Demographics (Stanford Center on Longevity)

From the Center on Longevity site:

Over the next 30 years, the US population age 65+ will double from 40 million to 80 million, and the share of old people will increase from 13% to 20%. By the time the last baby boomer turns 65 in 2029, one in five Americans will be age 65 or older. By 2032, there will be more people age 65 or older than children under 15.

United States Demographics. (n.d.). . Retrieved May 11, 2013, from http://longevity3.stanford.edu/united-states-demographics/

The Joys of Adult Education: From Reading Homer to Racing Porsches

From the abstract:

Adults are returning to school for a number of reasons including to expand ones mind, to adjust to the demands of ones personal life, to advance in a job, change careers, or reenter the workforce. This article examines the current boom in adult education across the and features examples of adult learning programs in the New England area.

The Creative Center at University Settlement (TCC)

From the website:

In 2011, University Settlement embarked on its newest merger with The Creative Center: Arts in Healthcare, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing the creative arts to people with cancer, chronic illnesses, and through all stages of life. Now called The Creative Center at University Settlement (TCC), the program continues to provide all of its current arts-in-healthcare programming in hospitals, other healthcare settings and on-site, as well as throughout its national replication and training project.