Browse “Diversity & Inclusion”

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 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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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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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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Arts engagement trends in the United Kingdom and their mental and social wellbeing implications: HEartS Survey

Research and Studies

Over the past two decades evidence about the role of the arts in promoting health and wellbeing has grown substantially, including studies reporting the impacts of arts engagement for older adults. However, much evidence is …

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Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People

Books and Chapters

In Blindspot, hidden biases are revealed through hands-on experience with the method that has revolutionized the way scientists are learning about the human mind and that gives us a glimpse into what lies within the …

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Building Community Through Arts & Culture

Toolkits

From the Toolkit: “…the Age-friendly NYC Commission’s Media, Arts, and Culture Working Group offers the latest information on why attracting and serving older patrons is good for businesses, neighborhoods, and even individual health. The guide …

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Communities for All Ages: Planning Across Generations

Reports

From the summary: This policy brief is a modern day version of the “it takes a village to raise a child” philosophy stressing how elders in a community can be part of the fabric of …

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Community of Voices/Communidad De Voces

via Innovations in Aging   |   Articles and Blog Posts

With the rise in the number of older adults, there is an urgent need to develop cost-effective interventions that can be easily adapted for adults from diverse racial/ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds. The goal of this …

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