Browse “Aging & Longevity”

‘I Like It, Actually’: Why So Many Older People Thrive in Lockdown

via The New York Times   |   Articles and Blog Posts

The New York Times’ John Leland reports: “People age 70 and up account for two-thirds of all coronavirus deaths in New York, though they make up less than 10 percent of the population. Yet many …

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“Elderhood” Author on Redefining Age

via CBS News   |   Videos

From CBS News: “People are living decades longer than they ever have before, thanks to advances in medicine and public health. Author and aging expert Dr. Louise Aronson wrote a new book on the subject …

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“Nothing Changes: Art for Hank’s Sake” Trailer

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From Burning Hammer Productions YouTube Channel: “Could you pursue your passion no matter what? Hank Virgona has, and at 87 years old continues to trek to Union Square six days a week despite poor health, …

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“We Don’t Want to be Seen as Victims”: The Older People Using Theatre to Tell Their Covid Stories

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This article focuses on “Secret Country,” a digital theatre piece created by the Re-Live Company of Elders based in Cardiff, Wales.  Drawing on the pandemic experience of the company’s nine members , ages 72-93, “Secret …

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30 Lessons for Living: Tried and True Advice From the Wisest Americans

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More than one thousand extraordinary Americans share their stories and the wisdom they have gained on living, loving, and finding happiness.

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50+ Library Services: Innovation in Action

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Some of the most engaged and frequent users of public libraries are over the age of 50. They may also be the most misunderstood. As Baby Boomers continue to swell their ranks, the behavior, interests, …

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92-Year-Old Instructor Embodies UNLV’s Lifelong Learning Program

via Las Vegas Sun   |   Articles and Blog Posts

From the Las Vegas Sun Article: Ruth Elliott, 92, teaches a parapsychology course to seniors at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UNLV Paradise campus in Las Vegas. She is the oldest instructor at Osher, …

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A Clearer Map for Aging: ‘Elderhood’ Shows How Geriatricians Help Seniors Thrive

via National Public Radio   |   Audio and Podcasts

In this podcast, geriatrician, Dr. Louise Aronson, shares her thoughts on the health and care of older people in the U.S., narrowing in on topics like how the immune system changes with age, the importance …

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A Handbook for Cultural Engagement with Older Men

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In 2015, the Whitworth Art Gallery (Manchester, UK) produced a Handbook for Cultural Engagement with Older Men that is a key resource for museums throughout the UK.  The Handbook resulted from a year long research …

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A Long Bright Future: Happiness, Health, and Financial Security in an Age of Increased Longevity

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From Amazon: “In A Long Bright Future, longevity and aging expert Laura Carstensen guides us into the new possibilities offered by a longer life. She debunks the myths and misconceptions about aging that stop us …

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