Creative Aging in the Media

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It’s wonderful to see the narrative in the media slowly shifting from talking about aging as a problematic time to one full of potential, promise and growth.  Even large media outlets are beginning to take notice.  Just yesterday CNN posted a great article The Aging Brain: Why Getting Older Just Might be Awesome, which described aging as a time of innovation and creativity.  

Today, About.com published a two-part series on creative aging providing an overview of the field showcasing the growth in arts programming for older adults going on across the country.  Part one highlights some important and inspiring dance, theater, poetry, (and many more art forms) programs for adults who are active to those who are frail, or may have a cognitive disability.  Part two describes how the field began and the larger organizations and institutions who are supporting the cause.    

If you come across any positive aging news, let us know in the comments!  We'll make sure to include it in our monthly e-news briefs.  

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I have recently launched a website - http://www.oldretold.com - that celebrates people 50 years and older who are redefining old age. The awesome stories I have found and posted on my site are so inspiring! I no longer mourn the fact that I will be 60 years "old" next month. I have posted the above article including a link to your homepage on my site.

Thank you for sharing this!  Your site looks great - a lot of fun.  

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