Browse “Lifelong Learning”

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

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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

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

via PubMed   |   Research and Studies

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

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

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Age-Friendly Standards

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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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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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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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