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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


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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Aging in Place: A Guide to Growing Older at Home

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From the RetireGuide website: Aging in place is the process of staying in your own home as you grow older instead of moving to an outside facility. To properly age in place, you should create …

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Aging, Complexities, Opportunities and Impacts on Society / 2015 Annual Meeting Conference Statement

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The theme of this year’s annual meeting is Aging: Complexities, Opportunities, and Impacts on Society. The keynote address will be delivered by Laura Carstensen, Fairleigh S. Dickinson Jr. Professor in Public Policy and Professor of …

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ALA Releases Findings From National Study of Library Public Programming

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From the ALA Public Programs Office: “The ALA Public Programs Office has released a report outlining the findings of an intensive research study that explored the characteristics, audiences, outcomes and value of U.S. library programming, …

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Arts as an Industry: Their Economic Impact on New York City and New York State


From the Report Summary: “It is widely recognized that the arts are essential to the city and state of New York, which enjoys a global reputation for cultural excellence and opportunity. In the past quarter …

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Arts Council England: Social Prescribing


From the Website:  Social prescribing can connect people to a range of activities that are typically provided by voluntary and community sector organisations such as volunteering, arts activities, group learning, gardening, befriending, cookery, healthy eating …

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Arts on Prescription: The Logical Step for Health and Wellbeing

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From the Article: With the groundswell of empirical evidence regarding the arts’ positive impact on both physical and mental wellbeing, particularly in older age, why shouldn’t it be as readily available to the public as …

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At the Intersection of Arts and Aging

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To explore such questions about the arts as a possible promoter of good health, NIA has teamed up with the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) …

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Boomers and Beyond: Reconsidering the Roles of Libraries

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Boomers and Beyond: Reconsidering the Roles of Libraries, offers a menu of provocative concepts and applications. It is based on three assumptions, including: the lengthening of the human life span will have profound effects on …

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