Browse “Lifelong Learning”

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   |   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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After Watching This Your Brain Will Not Be Able to See

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Boyd examines how individuals can take advantage of neuroplasticity to maintain their brains.

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Aging, Creativity and Art: A Positive Perspective on Late Life Development

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The research presented in Aging, Creativity and Art: A Positive Perspective on Late-Life Development suggests that creativity continues into the later years; higher-order mental abilities related to creativity, like imagination and problem-solving, persist until late …

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ALA Public Programs Office (PPO)

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From the website: The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office empowers libraries to create vibrant hubs of learning, conversation and connection in communities of all types.

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Booming Blog (The New York Times)

via The New York Times   |   Article and Blog Post

The New York Times “Booming” blog retired in February 2014, but its articles can be accessed on the newspaper’s site.

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Creative Aging 101: Older Adult Learners

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In this video, Lifetime Arts trainer, Abigail Jefferson, introduces applicable to teaching older adults that inform best practices in creative aging program design. Additionally, she presents considerations and adaptations that may need to be implemented …

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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: 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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