As the Pass It On Network grows, so will the choice of activities. Our goal is to discover innovative programs, projects and ideas that generate and support active, productive, positive aging wherever they have been developed around the world, and to “pass them on” through our network for sharing and adapting. We seek out programs, projects and ideas that are relatively simple and inexpensive to try out.
Our innovators offer free access for you to try out and adapt their tested, cost-effective activities. More information about the Innovators and their organizations is located on the Resources page.
We have organized the activities along four pathways to Positive Aging:
Look through the list below for programs that may match your interests and needs. Click on a program that appeals to you to obtain the full Program Description. If you are interested in adapting the program for use in your location, click on the link at the end of the Program Description and complete the online Program User Form or download and send it back by email if you prefer.
If you have information about an innovative program that you want to share, complete the online Program Submission Form or download it and return by email if you prefer.
Members of each group provide friendly, neighborly assistance to each other, to preserve and promote healthy independence.
Open discussion groups are organized on subjects vital to older adults. The latest in Paris is the “Octo +” group – where +80 year-olds share their experiences.
Helping people use the circle process in creating the environment for sustaining conversation about proactive, productive aging.
Career women making the transition to retirement meet regularly in a small group to discuss their priorities and passions and intentionally design a future that is as gratifying as their prior careers.
The first member of the WHO Age-Friendly Cities Network from Russia among 33 other cities of the world.
Generations come together in local communities by linking children and youth with older adults to build friendships and work together toward community improvement.
How baby boomers imagine the city to be fit for their aging status and what to do about it. The process is available in a toolkit found here.
Older adults use a questionnaire to look at how their community measures up on the key assets that support Positive Aging, as a tool to work together and advocate improvements.
A fun party designed to get neighbors to interact and to celebrate culture and diversity.
Work and Economic Security
COVE offers a process and a set of tools to help individuals align their interests and skills to the needs of mission-driven organizations and find meaningful and satisfying work opportunities.
Provides a platform for meaningful exchange of knowledge, experience and wisdom between business elders (Elders) and entrepreneurial spirited women (Berries).
Informal network of organizations and individuals advancing work with a social impact for people in midlife and beyond.
Workspaces where men (and women) make and mend things while meeting and sharing their experience, skills, and information.
Peer network dedicated to helping people during midlife (ages 45 – 70+) to navigate work/life transitions.
Trained peer mentors who help people who are trying to find meaningful work and community connections in the second half of life.
Free, self-guided, online course for teaching artists interested in learning how to lead lifelong learning programs in the arts that engage older people as creators.
“Free Conference Call” is used to connect interdisciplinary professionals around the world who are interested in exploring together positive, creative, and “successful” aging.
Two way exchanges between similarly motivated senior students from foreign countries belonging to the U3A.
Workshops offer practical training in today’s digital skills from wi-fi and interactive points in public places, to leisure appliances, Skype, and smart phones.
Promoting literacy and the love of reading by building free book exchanges worldwide.
Watching and discussing films in a group setting, older women explore issues while forming new friendships
Volunteer pensioners become TV journalists and produce content for “Studio 50+”, a program that is on the air twice a month.
Two month course in pedagogy and the psychology of “special children” provides a sound grounding for building confidence.
Use a Program
- If you are interested in learning more about a program, click on its name to view a Program Description. To try the program, please complete the online Program User Form (this link can also be found at end of Program Description form) that will allow us to process your request.
- The Pass It On Network will acknowledge receipt.
- Your request will be reviewed and you will receive a reply as soon as possible.
- The Program Innovator and Country Liaison for the area will be informed and the necessary contacts made to proceed with support from the Pass It On Network partners.
Add a Program
- If you are a Program Innovator interested in adding a program, complete the Program Submission Form, or downloard it and return by email if you prefer, and email relevant support material.
- The Pass It On Network will acknowledge receipt.
- The Pass It On Network advisors will check the match between the proposed program and the network’s mission and values. If any discussion is needed, you will be contacted.
- The new program will then be posted, with a link to the Program Description on the pathways page, under the appropriate category.
- Information on the Program Innovators whether they be individuals or organizations will be posted on the Resources page.