Links to Resources
ART AND AGING
NCCA is dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of the relationship between creative expression and healthy aging, and to developing programs in the arts to advance this mission. NCAA evaluates arts and aging programs to promote best practices, develops training materials, and supports these arts and aging programs, and organizations nationally. They offer a wealth of educational resources, such as grants, research, online newsletters and blogs, forums and symposia, to support the advancement of this vital field of study.
National Endowment of the Arts provides access to resources for Arts and Aging projects nationally.
ELDERS AND BOOMERS
Now in its 11th year, one of the most popular online magazines for baby boomers who want to live youthful, active lives giving a voice to the growing number of boomers.
The Baby Boomer Generation is a source for trends, research, comment and discussion of and by people born from 1946 - 1964. Some topics include health, music, culture, humor, careers, and columnists, just to mention a few. Ranked one of the top baby boomer blogs on the web.
The BabyBoomers.com blog is dedicated solely to baby boomers, and addresses the challenges of the members of this vast generation. The objective of BabyBoomers.com is to unite the Boomers in the same way that AARP has united retirees. This is the largest group of consumers in the nation and this is one of top-ranked blogs on the web for baby boomers.
Healthy Aging is a national ongoing health effort designed to broaden awareness of the positive aspects of aging and to provide information and inspiration for adults, age 50+, to improve their physical, mental, social, and financial fitness. Healthy Aging Magazine offers holistic, cutting edge news, research and trends on positive aging.
Martek Biosciences has partnered with the National Center for Creative Aging introducing "Beautiful Minds: Finding Your Lifelong Potential," an educational campaign designed to inspire baby boomers to be proactive about brain health. They are committed to discovering natural supplements which improve brain function, cardiovascular health and inflammatory conditions so vital to healthy aging.
WOMEN, AGING AND ACTIVISM
The National Association of Baby Boomer Women (NABBW) is a U.S.-based membership organization primarily focused on serving Baby Boomer Women (women born 1946-1964) and those who support them. Through their programs, benefits, and services, they support and advocate for Baby Boomer Women nationally.
The blog of the National Association of Baby Boomer Women, called Voices of Baby Boomer Women. Engaging and inspiring interviews with baby boomer women, revealing many secrets to overcoming obstacles and aging well.
The Feisty Side of 50/Baby Boomer Women, Celebrating Women Over 50 is a top-ranked, website and blog for baby boomer women with over one million visitors every three months. This upbeat, positive site is a virtual plethora of interesting information on a broad range of subjects, such as landing a job, fashion trends, health issues, mid-life challenges. They also host a blog-radio and television appearances.
The Center for Conscious Eldering asks the question, "How will you live the elder third of your life?" emphasizing the difference between being elderly and being an elder. They offer coaching, rite of passage retreats, workshops, and pilgrimages to meet indigenous elders. They serve those in and approaching that period of life, sometimes called "The Third Age," who hear the call to age consciously.
Older to Elder is committed to changing the context of the meaning of aging. They provide a variety of resources for becoming an elder, such as workshops, articles, books and blogs. O2E is a great resource for self-development, inner growth, and living to your full potential as you enter into the your elder part of life.