Resources

Workplace Ageism Requires Leadership Action: 10 Steps To Proactively Address The Problem

via Forbes   |   Article and Blog Post

“It’s about time the media started addressing the workplace ism that’s been ignored for years–ageism. Shifting demographics are raising a thunderous roar of voices calling attention to the issue and demanding action. Now the topic …

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White matter plasticity in healthy older adults: The effects of aerobic exercise

Research and Study

Scientists at Colorado State University’s BRAiN Lab recently reported on study findings showing “that white matter regions that are vulnerable to aging retain some degree of plasticity that can be induced by aerobic exercise training.” …

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Arts Engagement Trends in the United Kingdom and their Implications for Mental and Social Wellbeing

Research and Study

Over the past two decades evidence about the role of the arts in promoting health and wellbeing has grown substantially, including studies reporting the impacts of arts engagement for older adults. However, much evidence is …

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The Outcomes of Arts Engagement for Individuals and Communities.

Report

What is the state of research concerning outcomes from arts engagement for individuals, and communities? The William Penn Foundation commissioned NORC, a research center at the University of Chicago, to examine recent research on this …

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Ruth’s Table Virtual Drop-in Art Workshops

Programs and Initiatives

Online, Thursdays | 2-3pm PT Virtual Drop-in is a series of free weekly online art workshops with Ruth’s Table teaching artists and educators. Participants will experiment, create, and learn together with at-home art materials. Each …

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Art Therapy and Creative Aging: Reclaiming Elderhood, Health and Wellbeing

Book and Chapter

Art Therapy and Creative Aging offers an integrated perspective on engaging with older people through the arts. Drawing from the author’s clinical, research and teaching experiences, the book explores how arts engagement can intertwine with …

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Museums can combat ageism with creative programming, report finds

via Philanthropy News Digest   |   Article and Blog Post

“Creative aging programs, a research-driven educational methodology, can empower older adults to develop their creativity while they make and strengthen community connections and friendships. Commissioned and funded by Aroha Philanthropies, the report, Museums and Creative …

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Creativity May Be Key to Healthy Aging. Here are Ways to Stay Inspired

via The Washington Post   |   Article and Blog Post

Matt Fuchs’s article introduces us to a diverse group of individuals, including artists, who consciously follow certain approaches for retaining their creativity. He speaks with an elderly singer who records his songs in the languages …

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Aging Better with the Denver Public Library: Report on Older Adult Services

Report

The Aging Better Report by Denver Public Library (DPL) on its 2019-2020 Older Adult Services is more than the usual departmental report. It is based on a philosophy about aging and learning, exemplified in the …

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Creative Lives: Dismantling Ageism in the Professional Arts World

Report

Insights from online symposia involving University of Sheffield researchers and older artists from around the UK. “Ageism and intersecting systems of discrimination pervade the arts industry. As the following report shows, from negative attitudes and …

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