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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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Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) Teal Room Community Classes

Academic Courses

From the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) Website: AFA’s Teal Room Community Classes provides a variety of in-person therapeutic programs ranging from the creative arts therapies, Broadway singer performances, chair yoga, gardening classes, and more! …

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As We Live Longer, How Should Life Change? There is a Blueprint.

via The New York Times   |   Articles and Blog Posts

This article provides an overview of “The New Map of Life,” developed by the Stanford Center on Longevity that “reimagines education, careers, cities and life transitions for lives that span a century (or more).”  Journalist …

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Creative Aging in NYC Report

via Creative Aging in NYC   |   Reports

From the report’s overview: “The blossoming field of creative aging promotes opportunities for older adults to engage in the arts through community-based programs. Evidence supports many benefits of creative aging—for older adults who participate, the …

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Creative Aging: Reawaken the Artist Within

via Denver Public Library   |   Articles and Blog Posts

In this article, The Denver Public Library announces that it will begin running Creative Aging programs for its older adult community, funded by the NextFifty initiative, a Colorado-based private foundation dedicated to funding innovative, mission-driven …

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Creative Aging: Selfhood, Temporality and the Older Adult Learning

via International Journal of Lifelong Education   |   Articles and Blog Posts

Paper describes a long-term ethnography of an adult creative writing class in a major urban art gallery in the UK. It examines the validity of prevailing theories of learning in later life that advocate reminiscence …

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Creative and Cultural Activities and Wellbeing in Later Life


Following on Age UK’s development of an Index of Wellbeing, which indicated that cultural and creative participation is the single most important factor affecting wellbeing in later life, Age UK undertook a second phase of …

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Creativity and Learning in Later Life: an Ethnography of Museum Education

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Creativity and Learning in Later Life examines how processes such as ‘creativity’ and ‘inspiration’ are experienced by writers who engage with the visual arts, and questions how age is perceived in relation to these processes. …

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