Resources

Felt: Creative Community for Older Adults

Website

Felt connects older adults through shared projects. Regular project prompts encourage the community to use any medium of their choice to create works of art. Users share these creations on social media, and / or …

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Building Bridges: Breaking Barriers Exhibit Addresses Issues of Ageism

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The Building Bridges: Breaking Barriers exhibition is a call for attention and an attempt to address the profound issue of ageism engrained in our society. The pandemic era has not only helped unmask, but negatively …

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Senior Theatre Adapts to the Pandemic: COVID-19 Teaches Older Actors New Tricks

via The Journal on Active Aging   |   Article and Blog Post

With the pandemic’s challenges to public health, a leading senior theatre organization encourages directors and programmers to take their groups online. Here are tips, techniques and ideas to help you do the same.  

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The Mature Mind: the Positive Power of the Aging Brain

Book and Chapter

From the summary: A renowned psychiatrist and gerontologist draws from more than thirty years of research to show that surprising positive changes in our brains have the powerful potential to enhance, not diminish, our lives …

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The Creativity and Aging Study: The Impact of Professionally Conducted Cultural Programs on Older Adults

Research and Study

From the overview: In 2001, the National Endowment for the Arts developed a cooperative agreement with The George Washington University to conduct a multisite national study with the aim of measuring the impact of professionally …

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Uniting the Heart and Mind: Human Development in the Second Half of Life

via Mind Alert   |   Report

From the introduction: A new picture of human development and aging is emerging, and with it, a new understanding of humans’ ongoing capacity for change.”” So begins Gene Cohen, former acting director of the National …

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Culture and Antiracisms in Adult Education: An Exploration of the Contributions of Arts-Based Learning

via Adult Education Quarterly   |   Report

From the abstract: Increasingly, practices of collective arts-based learning are being used by adult educators and community organizations as creative and participatory ways to respond to contemporary social or environmental issues. Investigating the potential contributions …

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Changes in U.S. population coming sooner than expected

Article and Blog Post

From the article: A major cultural and geographic divide is emerging between Americans under age 35 and over 50, according to University of Michigan demographer William Frey.

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The Center on Health, Aging, and Disability

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From the Center on Health, Aging, and Disability site: The Center on Health, Aging, and Disability provides leadership in interdisciplinary research and engagement to support health and well-being across the lifespan, livable communities, and optimal …

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Communities for All Ages: Planning Across Generations

Report

From the summary: This policy brief is a modern day version of the “it takes a village to raise a child” philosophy stressing how elders in a community can be part of the fabric of …

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