Browse “Positive Aging”

‘I Like It, Actually’: Why So Many Older People Thrive in Lockdown

via The New York Times   |   Article and Blog Post

The New York Times’ John Leland reports: “People age 70 and up account for two-thirds of all coronavirus deaths in New York, though they make up less than 10 percent of the population. Yet many …

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“Elderhood” Author on Redefining Age

via CBS News   |   Video

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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“Nothing Changes: Art for Hank’s Sake” Trailer

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From Burning Hammer Productions YouTube Channel: “Could you pursue your passion no matter what? Hank Virgona has, and at 87 years old continues to trek to Union Square six days a week despite poor health, …

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30 Lessons for Living: Tried and True Advice From the Wisest Americans

Book and Chapter

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

Book and Chapter

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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A Long Bright Future: Happiness, Health, and Financial Security in an Age of Increased Longevity

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From Amazon: “In A Long Bright Future, longevity and aging expert Laura Carstensen guides us into the new possibilities offered by a longer life. She debunks the myths and misconceptions about aging that stop us …

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A Review of Arts and Aging Research: Revealing an Elusive but Promising Direction for the Era of the Third Age

via Humanities and the Arts, Journal of Aging   |   Research and Study

Abstract: “This article examines arts and aging research over a 40-year period in four highly visible gerontology journals. We examine the content, amount, and distribution of research between 1970 and 2009, identifying dominant themes and …

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

via Gerontologist   |   Article and Blog Post

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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Above Ground: Information on Artists III: Special Focus New York City Aging Artists

Research and Study

The purpose of Information on Artists III: Special Focus New York City Aging Artists (IOAIII Aging) is to understand how artists — who often reach artistic maturity and increased artistic satisfaction as they age — …

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