There’s no better way to gain personal support for positive aging than in a support group of people who are sharing their experience over time. And on a broader platform, there’s no better place to live than in communities that deliberately develop infrastructure that empowers the engagement, mobility, and security of older residents. Here, you will find innovative guides to form mutual support groups and build on community assets.
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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.
Jane Fonda: TED Talk
Life’s Third Act
How we can think about this new phase of our lives? The human spirit is the exception to the law of atrophy.
Matt Cutts: TED Talk
Try Something New for 30 Days
This short, lighthearted talk offers a neat way to think about setting and achieving goals.
Dan Gilbert: TED Talk
The Surprising Science of Happiness
How our “psychological immune system” lets us feel truly happy even when things don’t go as planned.
Ellen Dunham Jones: TED Talk
Reducing our ecological footprint and energy consumption while improving our health and communities.
Dan Buettner: TED Talk
How to live to be 100+
Dan and team study the world’s “Blue Zones,” communities whose elders live with vim and vigor to record-setting age.