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Crowdsourced Resources on Museums & Creative Aging

IMHO, the best thing about webinars—a feature not replicated by live events—is the chat room. Chat offers the thrill of passing notes in class, but with the explicit validation of the …

These Older Workers Hadn’t Planned To Retire So Soon. The Pandemic Sped Things Up

Roughly 2 million more people than expected have joined the ranks of the retired during the pandemic, according to The New School's Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis. While …

Why Ageism And Ableism Should Be Front And Center In Diversity, Equity And Inclusion Strategy

In the past year, companies created more roles for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion than ever before. That's good because the root causes of inequities are complicated, and it takes …

Grooving With the Mardi Gras Indians

The Louisiana State Museum hosted an online, six-week creative aging workshop for older audiences in conjunction with Mystery in Motion: African American Masking and Spirituality in …

Instead of Bingo, Senior Housing Brings Opera Singers and Broadway Insiders to Residents

New York senior communities take advantage of the city's cultural institutions by inviting artists and experts to their facilities. Enrichment classes are a dime a dozen in retirement …

Combat Ageism. Your Future Self Will Thank You.

Of the many -isms we are grappling with as individuals and as a society, one of the strangest is ageism. Strange because, in the best case, we will all reach old age. So we are effectively …

Report: Positive trends in aging, but not for everyone

More older Americans are able to meet their daily care needs without assistance, a report shows, but concerning gaps remained for older Black and Hispanic people. According to the …

What I Learned in a Year of Writing “Museums and Creative Aging: A Healthful Partnership”

The creative aging movement is coming of age, and just in the nick of time. As of last year, 80 percent of state arts agencies across the United States reported a high or very high demand …

New Report—Museums and Creative Aging: A Healthful Partnership

This landmark report commissioned by the American Alliance of Museums and written by Marjorie Schwarzer is a call to action for museums to change the narrative about what it means to grow …

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 …
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September Advocacy: Congress Returns and National Voter Registration Day

Category: Advocacy Alert
Advocacy Alert – September 15, 2021 In this Alliance Advocacy Alert: Act Now: Urge Legislators to Include Museums in Reconciliation / Infrastructure Legislation Contact Your Senators: …

Inside The Smithsonian National Air And Space Museum’s Virtual Docent Program

Category: COVID-19

Since July 2020, the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, an adjunct of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (NASM), has dispatched virtual docents to guide and interact with visitors …

Ethical Contracting: Is Your Museum Doing It?

Category: Labor
The way we work is changing. The growth of the “gig” economy is accelerating in a post-COVID world, as the desirability of freelance work increases for employees seeking flexible schedules …

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