Browse “Adult Education”

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   |   Article and Blog Post

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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Creative Aging in NYC Report

via Creative Aging in NYC   |   Report

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   |   Article and Blog Post

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   |   Article and Blog Post

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

via The Washington Post   |   Article and Blog Post

From the article:  “If you’re interested in staying healthy as you age — and living longer — you might want to add a different set of muscles to your workout routine: your creative ones. Ongoing …

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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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Engage Blog

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From the website: EngAGE transforms aging and the way people think about aging by turning affordable senior apartment communities into vibrant centers of learning, wellness and creativity.

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For Healthy Aging A Late Act in the Footlights

via New York Times   |   Article and Blog Post

The Burbank Senior Artists Colony is remarkable. Opened in 2005, it is a mix of market-rate and low-income apartments. The building looks like an upscale hotel but is built for the arts, with studios, a …

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