Browse “Purpose”

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 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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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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Aging and Gender in Literature

Book and Chapter

By adding consideration of age to that of race, gender, and class, this innovative volume seeks to show how growing older affects literary creativity and psychological development and to examine how individual writing careers begin …

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An Integrated Approach to Healthy Aging: Innovation, Inspiration and Achievement

via University of Scranton   |   Video

Keynote Speaker: Linda Fried, MD, MPH, Dean, Mailman School of Public Health, is a leader in the fields of epidemiology and geriatrics. Dr. Fried gave the keynote lecture at the 2013 Northeastern Pennsylvania Annual Conference …

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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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Can Older Adults Complement A Near-Peer Model? A National Nonprofit Says Yes

via Gen2Gen   |   Article and Blog Post

This article focuses on the success of an intergenerational education pilot, implemented by AVID, a nonprofit organization, who partnered with Encore’s Gen2Gen initiative to learn more about the potential for engaging older adults as AVID …

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Case Study: Engaging Older People in Creative Thinking–The Active Energy Project

via Health, Oxford Textbook of Creative Arts, Policy and Research, and Wellbeing: International Perspectives on Practice   |   Book and Chapter

The Active Energy project involved a participatory arts approach to empowering and stimulating older people’s active creativity. Participants drew on their own life experience to propose technological innovation based on local knowledge and real need. …

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Composing A Further Life: The Age of Active Wisdom

Book and Chapter

Here is a book that presents each of us — at any age — with an exhilarating challenge to think about and approach our later lives with the full force of imagination, curiosity, and enthusiasm. …

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Connecting Socially Isolated Older Rural Adults With Older Volunteers Through Expressive Arts

via The Canadian Journal on Aging   |   Research and Study

Employing a participatory arts-based research approach, we examined an innovative program from rural Ontario, Canada, designed to address social isolation among older people. Older socially isolated adults were matched to trained volunteers, where in dyads, …

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