Browse “Community Engagement”

“Create Together” at Allegheny County Library Association

Article and Blog Post

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 Guide to Mapping and Mobilizing the Associations in Local Neighborhoods

via A Community Building Workbook   |   Report

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 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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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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Acting Out! An Intergenerational Theatre Performance

Video

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

Toolkit

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 Study

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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Ages and Stages: The Place of Theatre in the Lives of Older People

via Ageing and Society   |   Article and Blog Post

Despite the growing interest amongst gerontologists and literary and cultural scholars alike, in arts participation, ageing and the artistic outputs of older people, comparatively little attention has yet been paid to theatre and drama. Likewise, …

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