Browse “Community Engagement”

“Create Together” at Allegheny County Library Association

Articles and Blog Posts

From the blog post: Today we feature Create Together: An Intergenerational Art Program out of Allegheny County in Pennsylvania. This program exemplifies the library-as-incubator idea, relying on community expertise and partnerships to provide a collaborative …

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A Community Choir Intervention to Promote Well-Being Among Diverse Older Adults: Results From the Community of Voices Trial

via The Oxford Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences   |   Research and Studies

This article reports on a randomized control study of the effects of a Community of Voices choir intervention on the “health, well-being and health care costs of racial/ethnically diverse” adults 60 years and older. Sixty-five …

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A Guide to Mapping and Mobilizing the Associations in Local Neighborhoods

via A Community Building Workbook   |   Reports

From the introduction: This is a guide to mapping and mobilizing the capacities of associations functioning in your community.

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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 Studies

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

Research and Studies

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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Acting Out! An Intergenerational Theatre Performance

Videos

Gloria King and Jarahn Cosby perform, “Acting Out!,” at “Advancing Creative Aging in NYC,” a convening held on February 7, 2020 at the Ford Foundation in New York to celebrate and share the findings from …

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Age-Friendly New York City Initiative

Programs and Initiatives

From the Age-Friendly NYC Site: Started as a public-private partnership in 2007, NYAM’s Age-friendly NYC initiative has catalyzed hundreds of changes throughout the city. We have successfully created Age-friendly Neighborhoods, increased pedestrian safety, showed thousands …

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Ageing Artfully: Older People and Professional Participatory Arts in the UK

Toolkits

From the Toolkit: “The Baring Foundation sets out in this major report a picture of the situation that exists across all art forms — dance, music, drama, painting — as a way of engaging and …

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Ageism in America

Research and Studies

From the Introduction to this study from The Anti-Ageism Taskforce at The International Longevity Center: “…it must be noted that the status of older persons and our attitudes toward them are not only rooted in …

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