Resources

Rumriver Art Center’s Vitality Arts Virtual Gallery Show

Video

The Spring 2021 Vitality Arts Virtual Gallery Show features participant art from Rumriver Art Center’s virtual creative aging classes in acrylic painting, watercolor, and hand-built pottery. These programs are part of the Seeding Vitality Arts …

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How Self-Esteem Changes Over the Lifespan

via Psychology Today   |   Organization Profile

“Self-esteem builds over the lifespan and peaks at age 60.” This article from Psychology Today provides an overview of a recent survey of over 300 studies on how self-esteem is generally experienced over one’s lifespan. …

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Supporting Older Adults through Coronavirus: Ideas from Experts and Leaders Across NYC

Report

New York’s growing older adult population is facing unprecedented barriers accessing meals, groceries, medicine, and support services, and new levels of social isolation brought on by the novel coronavirus. CUF asked nearly two dozen experts …

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Museums and Creative Aging: A Healthful Partnership

Report

From the AAM website: This landmark report commissioned by the American Alliance of Museums and written by Marjorie Schwarzer is a call to action for museums to change the narrative about what it means to …

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Building Bridges Across Age and Cognitive Barriers Through Art: College Students’ Reflections on an Intergenerational Program With Elders Who Have Dementia

via Journal of Intergenerational Relationships   |   Research and Study

From the abstract: The positive impact of intergenerational service learning experience on college students’ academic and personal development is well documented. However, it is not clear whether students engaged in such programs with elders who …

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Building Creative Aging Ideas Worksheet

Toolkit

This tool was designed for teaching artists’ use this tool when assessing their interest in working with older adults, the assets and skills they may employ to teach them, and curricular adaptations they might need …

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Adapting Creative Aging Course Design for Remote Program Delivery

Toolkit

In 2020 Lifetime Arts has developed a series of recommendations designed to assist teaching artists and programming organizations who are considering offering remote classes. This resource addresses topics such as: determining art form appropriate class …

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Yo, Is This Ageist?

Columns and Blog

From the blog: A shameless imitation of the excellent yoisthisracist blog. Ageism is the last frontier. I’m writing about this stuff at This Chair Rocks.

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Aging and Gender in Literature: Studies in Creativity

Book and Chapter

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 …

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Telling Stories: Aging, Reminiscence, and the Life Review

via Telling Stories   |   Presentation and Talks

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 …

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