Browse “Ageism & Advocacy”

“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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A Scoping Review of Research on the Arts, Aging, and the Quality of Life

via Gerontologist   |   Articles and Blog Posts

Artistic engagement has been identified as a promising way to improve older adults’ quality of life (QoL) and health. This has resulted in a growing, yet diverse, knowledge base. The purpose of this scoping review …

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AARP’s BACK TO WORK 50+ Program

Programs and Initiatives

From the AARP Site: 50+ jobseekers need help gaining skills, finding jobs and building financial security. One promising approach is to encourage existing community intermediaries — like community colleges and workforce investment boards — to …

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Age against the machine: the secret of a long life

via The Guardian   |   Articles and Blog Posts

A review of writer Carl Honore’s new book Bolder: Making the Most of Our Longer Lives. Honore profiles active, independent, achieving older adults throughout the world, leading him to a re-assessment of his own understanding …

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Age-Friendly New York City Initiative

Programs and Initiatives

From the Age-Friendly NYC Site: Started as a public-private partnership in 2007, NYAM’s Age-friendly NYC initiative has catalyzed hundreds of changes throughout the city. We have successfully created Age-friendly Neighborhoods, increased pedestrian safety, showed thousands …

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Ageing Artfully: Older People and Professional Participatory Arts in the UK


From the Toolkit: “The Baring Foundation sets out in this major report a picture of the situation that exists across all art forms — dance, music, drama, painting — as a way of engaging and …

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Ageism in America

Research and Studies

From the Introduction to this study from The Anti-Ageism Taskforce at The International Longevity Center: “…it must be noted that the status of older persons and our attitudes toward them are not only rooted in …

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Ages and Stages: The Place of Theatre in the Lives of Older People

via Ageing and Society   |   Articles and Blog Posts

Despite the growing interest amongst gerontologists and literary and cultural scholars alike, in arts participation, ageing and the artistic outputs of older people, comparatively little attention has yet been paid to theatre and drama. Likewise, …

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Aging and Ageism: Mental Health Issues in the Wake of COVID-19


This lecture, by Professor William E. Haley of the University of South Florida School of Aging Studies, provides an excellent analysis of ageism, how it can affect the mental health of older adults, how it …

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Aging and Gender in Literature: Studies in Creativity

Books and Chapters

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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