Web Materials: Aging and Wellness Lesson 2


Web Articles

John W. Rowe, Robert L Kahn “Successful Aging” The Gerontological Society of America The Gerontologist Vol. 37, No. 4, 433-440 (Full Text)

Michelle C. Carlson et al. “Evidence for Neurocognitive Plasticity in At-Risk Older Adults: The Experience Corps Program” J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci (2009)64A (12): 1275-1282.doi: 10.1093/gerona/glp117 (Full Text)

Michelle C. Carlson “Promoting Healthy, Meaningful Aging Through Social Involvement: Building an Experience Corps” Cerebrum. 2011 May-Jun; 2011: 10. Published online 2011 Jun 23. (Full Text)

Fried LP, Freedman M, Endres TE, Wasik B. “Building communities that promote successful aging.” In: Successful Aging. West J Med 1997; 167:216-219. (Full Text)

Jacquelyn B. James, Elyssa Besen, Christina Matz-Costa ,  Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes “Engaged As We Age: The End of Retirement as We Know It”  The Sloan Center on Aging and Work at Boston College. (Full Text)

Terry Y. Lum, Elizabeth Lightfoot “The Effects of Volunteering on the Physical and Mental Health of Older People” Research on Aging 2005; 27; 31. (Full Text)

Ben Heaven, et al.“Supporting Well-Being in Retirement through Meaningful Social Roles: Systematic Review of Intervention Studies” Milbank Q. 2013 Jun; 91(2): 222–287.Published online 2013 Jun 13. doi:  10.1111/milq.12013 PMCID: PMC3696198. (Full Text)

Having a Sense of Purpose May Add Years to Your Life” Association of Psychological Science May 12, 2014. (Full Text)

National Endowment of the Arts “Research Gaps and Opportunities for Exploring the Relationship of the Arts to Health and Well-Being in Older Adults” Summary of a National Academies Workshop, 2012. (Full Text)

Gene Cohen “Research on Creativity and Aging” Generations. The American Society on Aging. Spring 2006. Volume XXX, Number 1. Pages 7-15. (Full Text)

Karin M. Ouchida and Mark S. Lachs “Not for Doctors Only: Ageism in Healthcare.” Generations. Journal of the American Society on Aging. 10.22.2015. (Full Text)


The Center for Conscious Eldering

The Center for Conscious Eldering, based in Durango, Colorado, is dedicated to supporting the development of conscious elders. We do so by offering coaching, Choosing Conscious Elderhood retreats, and introductory workshops.  This is our passion, purpose and talent. We serve those in and approaching that period of life, sometimes called “The Third Age,” who hear the call to age consciously.

Sage-ing International

Sage-ing International is an organization with the mission of helping to change
our society’s current belief system from aging to sage-ing—that is, from simply
becoming old to aging consciously. We believe that the wisdom and gifts of
conscious elders is urgently needed in today’s world, and sage-ing supports
the development of such elders. Sage-ing is both a philosophy and a set of
psychological and spiritual practices, originally developed by Zalman Schachter
Shalomi, that support living with passion, purpose, inner growth and commitment to service as we age.

LeadingAge Website

The mission of LeadingAge is to expand the world of possibilities for aging. LeadingAge 6,000+ members and partners include not-for-profit organizations representing the entire field of aging services, 38 state partners, hundreds of businesses, consumer groups, foundations and research partners.

ASA: The American Society on Aging

ASA is the essential resource to cultivate leadership, advance knowledge, and strengthen the skills of those who work with, and on behalf of, older adults.

Changing Aging

Website founded by Dr. Bill Thomas dedicated to the idea of positive eldering and the importance of our older population.

“What we need is a radical reinterpretation of longevity that makes elders (and their needs) central to our collective pursuit of happiness and well-being.” – Dr. Bill Thomas