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

via 2015 National Association of Medicine Annual Meeting Conference Statement   |   Website

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

via Programming Librarian   |   Article and Blog Post

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

Report

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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At the Intersection of Arts and Aging

Article and Blog Post

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

via Boomers & Beyond: Reconsidering the Role of Libraries   |   Book and Chapter

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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Case Study: Engaging Older People in Creative Thinking–The Active Energy Project

via Health, Oxford Textbook of Creative Arts, Policy and Research, and Wellbeing: International Perspectives on Practice   |   Book and Chapter

The Active Energy project involved a participatory arts approach to empowering and stimulating older people’s active creativity. Participants drew on their own life experience to propose technological innovation based on local knowledge and real need. …

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Cognitive Aging: the Need for A Transdisciplinary Approach

Video

Presentation to Convergence Science Network by Dr Joel Kramer, UCSF Memory and Aging Centre on Monday, 29 June at the Doherty Institute for Infetion and Imminity, Melbourne.

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Connecting Socially Isolated Older Rural Adults With Older Volunteers Through Expressive Arts

via The Canadian Journal on Aging   |   Research and Study

Employing a participatory arts-based research approach, we examined an innovative program from rural Ontario, Canada, designed to address social isolation among older people. Older socially isolated adults were matched to trained volunteers, where in dyads, …

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