The New York Times “Booming” blog retired in February 2014, but its articles can be accessed on the newspaper’s site.
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, a learning program for retirees who want to continue their education.
This is a section of the New York Times which includes news and features about the changing nature of careers, working and retirement.
Why a retired attorney returned to the guitar.
Profiles of older adults whose artistic ambition accelerates after retirement.
In this article, Dr. Coughlin addresses the needs and wants of older adults through AIDA (Activities, Intensity, Density and Accessibility), a framework developed by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology AgeLab and Center for Transportation & Logistics, which helps planners, policymakers, and developers assess the age-readiness of a community.
Drawing on information collected from 88 graphic artists in their 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s, the investigators sought to learn about aging and its effect on their work. They concluded: “The perceived handicaps of aging largely were irrelevant or overcome.”
Based on national Health and Retirement Study (HRS) of older adults 55+ who are tracked longitudinally and a survey supplement, “Culture and Arts”, documenting self-reported health outcomes of older adults who regularly participated in one or more acts activities. Lays the groundwork for future longitudinal studies.
The arts are many things to many people, but increasingly those who work in the arts, fund the arts, teach the arts and work in health care are seeking to harness the power of arts to help our society handle the so-called “silver tsunami.”
From Encore: “Encore (formerly Civic Ventures) is building a movement to make it easier for millions of people to pursue encore careers ___ or second acts for the greater good. The nonprofit__s ultimate goal: to produce a windfall of talent to help solve society__s greatest problems. Encore.org programs include The Encore Fellowships Network, for experienced private-sector employees transitioning to encore careers; the Encore Prize, which offers cash prizes, coaching and a year of ongoing support to programs and products that bring the talent of 50+ adults to social problems; and the Generation to Generation campaign, which will mobilize 1 million people over 50 to help young people thrive, and unite all ages to create a better future.