Organization Type: Aging Service Organization

The Prophet of the Coming Aging Boom

From the Forbes Article:

For three decades Ken Dychtwald has been proclaiming that a demographic tidal wave is approaching America. He calls it the Age Wave, which is also the name of his Emeryville, Calif. consultancy and a book he co-wrote back in 1989. Learn to ride it, he tells businesses, or you will be crushed and drowned. Now that the wave is beginning to hit full force, more and more businesses are listening.

Grantmakers in Aging

“Believing a society which is better for older adults is better for people of all ages, Grantmakers In Aging – a national membership organization of philanthropies – acts as a relevant and responsive network, resource, and champion, amplifying the voices of older people and issues of aging.”

Creative Aging Focus:

Aroha Philanthropies brought creative aging to the attention of Grantmakers in Aging by joining the affinity group and sponsoring presentations and webinars in partnership with Lifetime Arts.

Generations United

“The mission of Generations United is to improve the lives of children, youth, and older people through intergenerational collaboration, public policies, and programs for the enduring benefit of all.”

Creative Aging Focus:

Generations United offers training in intergenerational programming that is useful in the development of creative aging programs for inter- and multi-generational programs.

American Society on Aging

“Founded in 1954, the American Society on Aging is an association of diverse individuals bound by a common goal: to support the commitment and enhance the knowledge and skills of those who seek to improve the quality of life of older adults and their families. The membership of ASA is multidisciplinary and inclusive of professionals who are concerned with the physical, emotional, social, economic and spiritual aspects of aging.”

Creative Aging Focus:

ASA includes creativity and lifelong learning as core areas of interest in their publications and conferences.


“AARP is the nation’s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering Americans 50 and older to choose how they live as they age.”

Creative Aging Focus:

AARP provides resources and information about the value of arts engagement for older adults in an effort to combat social isolation.