Browse “Lifelong Learning”

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

Articles and Blog Posts

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

Books and Chapters

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

Books and Chapters

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 Radical Plan to Treat Covid’s Mental Health Fallout

via Wired Magazine   |   Articles and Blog Posts

From the Article: The NHS is trialling a new approach to tackling physical and mental health issues: ask what really matters.

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Aboriginal community-controlled art centres: Keeping Elders strong and connected. Articulating an ontologically situated, intergenerational model of care

Research and Studies

Abstract From Article: Objective: To articulate how Aboriginal community-controlled art centres support the role of Elders and older people within an ontologically situated, intergenerational model of care. Methods: In this paper, we draw on stories …

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Accessibility: Creativity & Aging


The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Center for Creative Aging (NCCA) have published a report from the May 2015 Summit on Creativity and Aging in America, which offers recommendations on how to foster …

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Active and Receptive Arts Participation and Their Association with Mortality Among Adults in the U.S.

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Epidemiological studies on the arts are not common in the United States, especially studies on active engagement by older adults.  This national study addressed associations between arts participation and mortality, including both passive and active …

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After Watching This Your Brain Will Not Be Able to See


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

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Age-Friendly Standards


From the Fantastic for Families website: Organizations that sign-up to the Age-Friendly Standards value all generations and want to provide a welcoming and positive experience for everyone, regardless of their age. Whilst many of the …

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