Organizations by Country
Old’Up – « Not so young, but not so old » innovating to meet life’s challenges.
International Longevity Centre-France – ILC-France, is part of ILC International, a multi-national education and research network, committed to a positive and productive approach to longevity.
United States of America
The Transition Network – An inclusive community of professional women, 50+, whose changing life situations lead them to seek new connections, resources, and opportunities.
Revolutionize Retirement – For the 50-70 boomer asking « What’s next? » and seeking a combination of connection, engagement, purpose and meaning in life.
Northland Foundation – A resource for people, businesses, and communities in Northeast Minnesota working toward prosperity through economic and social justice across generations.
Vital Aging Network – Promoting self-determination, civic engagement and personal growth for and with people as they age through education, leadership development and opportunities to connect.
On The Commons – Fosters a commons-based society, which refers to a shift away from our market-based system, through new, collaborative ways of working.
Shift – By choice or necessity, more people than ever are making transitions at midlife. SHiFT serves to create pathways to greater meaning in life and work.
G-BEAN: Greater Boston Encore Action Network – Informal network of organizations and individuals dedicated to accelerating creation of encore work opportunities in the Boston MA area. For more information email Doug Dickson or Diane Piktialis.
Make > Shift: From Finding a Job to Crafting a Livelihood – This guide offers a no-cost group process for exploring possibilities for meaningful work that will generate income and community benefits.
Life Planning Network – A community of professionals from diverse disciplines dedicated to helping people navigate the second half of life.
ARTsage – ArtSage is a catalyst for the field of arts and aging. It provide training and resources for artists and organizations.
Project Renewment – The First Retirement Model for Career Women. What happens when women tranform the drive and energy they previously committed to a career into re-creating their lives. Helendenn@aol.com
Refirement Network – A place to find everything you need to plan for the second half of your life.
Wisdom Ripening – Retired Persons’ Organization that grew out of the WHO Global Age-Friendly Cities Project in the city of Tuymazy, Republic of Bashkor.
The impact of the longevity revolution is being felt everywhere and there is a wealth of information to be gathered by consulting the excellent sites that have been developed. We offer a few here and invite you to let us know of others you have found useful.
Active Ageing Index (AAI) wiki – This interactive research tool offers national, European policy makers and others a way to measure the untapped potential of seniors across the 27 European Union Member States and beyond. It was launched in December 2012 at the close of the European Year 2012 for Positive Aging.
World Health Organization – The United Nations public health arm. Monitors disease outbreaks, assesses the performance of health systems around the globe…
United Nations Population Division – UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division – monitoring global population trends. The rapid aging of the world population is one of the major global demographic trends, driven by the reduction of fertility and mortality.
International Federation – International Federation on Aging – Generating positive change for older people throughout the world by stimulating, collecting, analyzing, and disseminating information on rights, policies, and …
The Global Coalition on Aging – The Global Coalition on Aging aims to reshape how global leaders approach and prepare for the 21st century’s profound shift in population aging.
The Institute for the Future – Based in Palo Alto California, this non-profit research center specializes in long- term forecasting, and quantitative futures research methods.
Nesta – Nesta promotes innovation in the UK, helping people and organizations bring great ideas to life by providing investments and grants and mobilizing research.
There is such a rich bibliography available that it is impossible to feature even a fraction of what has been published. We feature a selection of favorites and classics. We would be happy to consider including your favorites.
- Gene Cohen (2005). The Mature Mind: The Positive Power of the Aging Brain. NY: Basic Books.
- Stuart Greenbaum, Ed. (2010). Longevity Rules: How to age well into the future. Carmichael,CA: Eskaton. www.eskaton.org
- Margaret Morgenroth Gullette (2011). Agewise: Fighting the New Ageism in America. London, UChicago Press. Read the Introduction, “The New Regimes of Decline.”
- Andrew Weil (2005). Healthy Aging: A Lifelong Guide to Your Physical and Spiritual Well-being. New York, NY: Alfred A. Knopf.
- Marc Freedman (2007). Encore: Finding Work that Matters in the Second Half of Life. New York: Perseus Books.
- Richard Leider. (2004). The Power of Purpose. San Francisco, CA: Berrett-Koehler
- Stephanie Marohn, Ed. 2009. Audacious Aging. Santa Rosa CA/Elite Books. Start with “Aging: Belief or Biology”, by Bruce H. Lipton, PhD. Power of purpose in alignment with subconscious programming.
- Martin Seligman (2011). Flourish: A Visionary New Understanding of Happiness and Well-being. New York: Free Press.
- Claude Whitmyer, Editor (1994). Mindfulness and Meaningful Work: Explorations in Right Livelihood. Berkeley, CA: Parallax Press.
- Chuck Collins (2012). 99 to 1: How Wealth Inequality is Wrecking the World and What We Can Do about It. San Francisco: Barrett Koehler.
- Chris Farrell (2010). The New Frugality: How to Consume Less, Save More, and Live Better. New York: Bloomsbury Press.
- 33 national experts, Live Smart after 50, The Experts’ Guide to Life Planning in Uncertain Times. Boston, Life Planning Network.
- Connie Goldman (2002). The Gifts of Caring – Stories of Hardship, Hope and Healing. Minneapolis: Fairview Press.
- Anna Davies, Devin Fuller, Mocina Gorbia. (2011). Future Work Skills–2020. Palo Alto, CA. Institute for the Future for University of Phoenix Research Institute.
- Life Planning Network. (2012) Live Smart after 50! The Experts’ Guide to Life Planning for Uncertain Times.
The Cards I’ve Been Dealt™ offers a complete set of life planning tools that encourages exercising existing abilities, acting on our personal wishes and values, and engaging with our environment in terms of interdependence, rather than on dependence.
Old Masters – After 80 some people don’t retire, they reign.
A Global Exchange for Positive Aging – A power point presentation made by Jan Hively at the Institute for the Future Health Horizons conference in June 2014.
Global Exchange Programme for Active Ageing – an interview with Jan Hively and Moira Allen by Alison Hird, January 2014.
European Voices for Active Aging (EVAA) World Café Europe project funded by the European Commission.
View the final full color report.
Dr Jan Hively presenting her Big Idea – the Pass It On Network at the Encore Summit in San Franciso in February 2013
Gene Cohen, MD, PhD: The Aging Brain – A 3-minute You Tube video produced by U.S. News and World Report.
Jane Fonda: Life’s Third Act – Within this generation, an extra 30 years have been added to our life expectancy — and these years aren’t just a footnote or a pathology. In this talk, Jane Fonda asks how we can think about this new phase of our lives and explains that the human spirit is the only exception to the law of atrophy.
Dan Buettner: How to live to be 100+ – To find the path to long life and health, Dan Buettner and team study the world’s “Blue Zones,” communities whose elders live with vim and vigor to record-setting age.
Russell Foster: Why Do We Sleep? – The research on light perception hits home as we age — faced with fading vision, we also risk disrupted sleep cycles…
Jill Bolte Taylor: My Stroke of Insight – One morning, a blood vessel in Jill Bolte Taylor’s brain exploded. As a brain scientist, she realized she had a ringside seat to her own stroke. She watched as her brain functions shut down: motion, speech, memory, self-awareness …
Rodney Brooks: Why We Will Rely On Robots – Scaremongers play on the idea that robots will simply replace people on the job. In fact, they can become our essential collaborators, freeing us up to spend time
Ellen Dunham-Jones: Retrofitting Suburbia – Shows how design impacts some of the most pressing issues of our times — reducing our ecological footprint and energy consumption while improving our health and communities and providing living options for all ages.
Dan Gilbert: The Surprising Science of Happiness – Harvard psychologist Dan Gilbert, author of Stumbling on Happiness, shows how our “psychological immune system” lets us feel truly happy even when things don’t go as planned.
Brene Brown: Listening To Shame – How do we cultivate the courage, compassion, and connection we need to recognize we are enough – that we are worthy of love, belonging, and joy?
Matt Cutts: Try Something New for 30 Days – Is there something you’ve always meant to do, wanted to do, but just … haven’t? Matt Cutts, an engineer at Google, suggests: Try it for 30 days. This short, lighthearted talk offers a neat way to think about setting and achieving goals.
Jane Fonda : le troisième acte de la vie – Dans le courant de la génération actuelle, 30 ans ont été ajoutés à notre espérance de vie — et ces années ne sont pas qu’un détail ou une pathologie.