Resources

Changing Demographics

The Graying of America: More Older Adults than Kids by 2035
U.S. Census Bureau, 2019
https://www.census.gov/library/stories/2018/03/graying-america.html

The Longevity Economy: Unlocking the World’s Fastest Growing, Most Misunderstood Market
Joseph Coughlin, MIT AgeLab, 2017
https://www.amazon.com/Longevity-Economy-Unlocking-Fastest-Growing-Misunderstood/dp/1610396634/

From Pyramids to Pillars: Two Centuries of Change in the U.S. Population, 1860–2060
https://youtu.be/PArs4CPs4JM

2020 Profile of Older Americans, Administration on Aging
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2021
https://acl.gov/sites/default/files/Aging%20and%20Disability%20in%20America/2020ProfileOlderAmericans.Final_.pdf

Creative Aging and Vitality Arts

Museums and Creative Aging: A Healthful Partnership
American Alliance of Museums, 2021
https://www.aam-us.org/programs/museums-creative-aging/

CultureTrack Report on Older Americans
(Available Spring 2022)

New Initiative Expands Creative Aging Nationwide
National Assembly of State Arts Agencies, 2020
https://nasaa-arts.org/communication/new-initiative-expands-creative-aging-nationwide/

Countering Isolation with Creativity
Stanford Social Innovation Review, 2021
https://ssir.org/articles/entry/countering_isolation_with_creativity

The Creative Aging Resource
Lifetime Arts
https://creativeagingresource.org/

Vitality Arts: A Resource from Next Avenue 
(PBS) (National coverage of creative aging)
https://www.nextavenue.org/vitality-arts/

The Creativity and Aging Study: The Impact of Professionally Conducted Cultural Programs on Older Adults
National Endowment for the Arts, 2006
https://hsrc.himmelfarb.gwu.edu/son_ncafacpubs/2/

Social Isolation, Loneliness in Older People Pose Health Risks
National Institute on Aging, 2019
https://www.nia.nih.gov/news/social-isolation-loneliness-older-people-pose-health-risks

Trendswatch
American Alliance of Museums, 2022
https://bit.ly/trendswatch2022

Vital at Every Age: Final Report on Seeding Vitality Arts
Touchstone Center for Collaborative Inquiry, 2020
https://secureservercdn.net/166.62.110.232/bbe.037.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/SVA-MN-final-report-final-DS.pdf

Videos

Watch videos on our Videos to Inspire page.

Ageism

Ageism Unmasked: Exploring Age Bias and How to End It
Tracey Gendron
https://www.amazon.com/Ageism-Unmasked-Exploring-Age-Bias/dp/1586423223

Aging, Agency and Attribution of Social Responsibility: Shifting Public Discourse about Older Adults
FrameWorks Institute
https://www.frameworksinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/aging_ffa_final_090215.pdf

Breaking the Age Code 
Becca Levy, PhD
https://www.amazon.com/Breaking-Age-Code-Beliefs-Determine/dp/0063053195

Gaining Momentum, A FrameWorks Communications Toolkit
FrameWorks Institute, 2017
https://www.frameworksinstitute.org/toolkit/gaining-momentum/

Let’s End Ageism: TED Talk
Ashton Applewhite, 2017
https://www.ted.com/talks/ashton_applewhite_let_s_end_ageism?language=en

Old School
Anti-Ageism Clearinghouse, 2018 
https://oldschool.info/

Uprooting Ageism: Shifting our Thinking to Serve Older Adults
National Guild for Community Arts Education, 2019
https://nationalguild.org/resources/resources/free-guild-resource/uprooting-ageism-shifting-our-thinking-to-serve-o