Changing Demographics

The Graying of America: More Older Adults than Kids by 2035
U.S. Census Bureau, 2019

The Longevity Economy: Unlocking the World’s Fastest Growing, Most Misunderstood Market
Joseph Coughlin, MIT AgeLab, 2017

From Pyramids to Pillars: Two Centuries of Change in the U.S. Population, 1860–2060

2021 Profile of Older Americans, Administration on Aging
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2021

Current Priorities of the U.S. Surgeon General 
U.S. Surgeon General, 2023

Creative Aging and Vitality Arts

Museums and Creative Aging: A Healthful Partnership
American Alliance of Museums, 2021

Untapped Opportunity: Older Americans & The Arts
Culture Track, 2022

New Initiative Expands Creative Aging Nationwide
National Assembly of State Arts Agencies, 2020

Countering Isolation with Creativity
Stanford Social Innovation Review, 2021

The Creative Aging Resource
Lifetime Arts

Vitality Arts: A Resource from Next Avenue 
(PBS) (National coverage of creative aging)

The Creativity and Aging Study: The Impact of Professionally Conducted Cultural Programs on Older Adults
National Endowment for the Arts, 2006

Social Isolation, Loneliness in Older People Pose Health Risks
National Institute on Aging, 2019

American Alliance of Museums, 2022

Vital at Every Age: Final Report on Seeding Vitality Arts
Touchstone Center for Collaborative Inquiry, 2020


Watch videos on our Videos to Inspire page.


Ageism Unmasked: Exploring Age Bias and How to End It
Tracey Gendron

Aging, Agency and Attribution of Social Responsibility: Shifting Public Discourse about Older Adults
FrameWorks Institute

Breaking the Age Code 
Becca Levy, PhD

Gaining Momentum, A FrameWorks Communications Toolkit
FrameWorks Institute, 2017

Let’s End Ageism: TED Talk
Ashton Applewhite, 2017

Old School
Anti-Ageism Clearinghouse, 2018

Uprooting Ageism: Shifting our Thinking to Serve Older Adults
National Guild for Community Arts Education, 2019