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World Health Organization ‘Global Report On Ageism’ Outlines Framework For Action

In collaboration with the United Nations, the World Health Organization released its " Global Report on Ageism " and issued a call-to-action for all ages. The 200-page report defines a …

Why Older People Managed to Stay Happier Through the Pandemic

New surveys over the last year show that the ability to cope improves with age. For all its challenges to mental health, this year of the plague also put psychological science to the …

Seasons of Growth: Creative Aging on Display at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center

In October 2020, the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, opened the gallery exhibition Art Links Sheboygan: Seasons of Growth, the culmination of a new program to …

COVID-19 and the Future of Aging: Technology for Connecting

This interview with MIT Age Lab's Joseph F. Coughlin explores the development of technologies that enable older adults to connect with their communities and live independ…

Viva La Vida: Creative Aging at the National Museum of Mexican Art

Like many of the museums that have discussed their creative aging work for our “Museums and Aging” series, the National Museum of Mexican Art participates in Seeding Vitality …

Baby boomers are struggling in their 60s

Nearly 900,000 Americans between the ages of 60 and 69 lost their jobs between December 2019 and December 2020, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, a 5% decline in the number of …

The Benefits and Challenges of Producing Creative Aging Programs for the LGBTQIA+ Community

Since 2018, AAM has partnered with Aroha Philanthropies to highlight and support museums that are developing programs for older adults, and to encourage others to do the same. The aim has …

Lessons on Resilience From LGBTQ Elders

Researchers studying LGBTQ elders find that the unfortunate experience of resisting homophobia and/or transphobia provides the emotional and psychological tools needed to resist a…

Rebuilding Pathways: How DEAI and Creative Aging Intersect at the Speed Art Museum

As museums work to become more diverse, equitable, accessible, and inclusive, one community is often left out of the discourse: people over the age of fifty-five. This may be because they …

Giving Back: Three Model Practices for Sustaining Older Volunteers during COVID-19

As cases of COVID-19 spike across the country, resulting in more museums suspending operations, what are the implications for older docents and volunteers, especially in regard to ageism …

Giving Back: Museums and Older Volunteers during COVID-19

As cases of COVID-19 spike across the country, resulting in more museums suspending operations, what are the implications for older docents and volunteers, especially in regard to ageism …

Register now for Perspectives on Legacy Creative Aging Virtual Conference

The Alliance’s work on museums and creative aging, supported by Aroha Philanthropies, focuses on “healthy aging”—how museums can foster curiosity, growth, and social connections among …
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