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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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A Scoping Review of Research on the Arts, Aging, and the Quality of Life

via Gerontologist   |   Article and Blog Post

Artistic engagement has been identified as a promising way to improve older adults’ quality of life (QoL) and health. This has resulted in a growing, yet diverse, knowledge base. The purpose of this scoping review …

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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

Website

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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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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Aging in the 21st Century: Challenges and Opportunities for Americans

via Health and Retirement Study of University of Michigan   |   Research and Study

The Health and Retirement Study is now in its 25th year. With over 3,000 publications reporting on HRS data, this book aims to synthesize some of the research these remarkable data have yielded. The themes …

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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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Art Therapy: Enhancing the Lives of Older Adults

Toolkit

From the toolkit: Art can be a powerful activity for older adults. For many seniors art is a lifelong passion, for others, art is a hobby that they never had the time to pursue. No …

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