Community Resources

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Second Journey
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A social-change organization helping to birth a new vision of the rich possibilities of later life. Focuses on opening new avenues for individual growth and spiritual deepening, renewing an ethic of service and mentoring, creating new models of community, and marshaling the wisdom and experience of elders to address pressing social issues.
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The Intergenerational Center
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Strengthens communities by bringing generations together to address critical concerns and creating opportunities for lifelong civic engagement. The Center is part of the College of Health Professions and Social Work at Temple University.
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Urban Libraries Council
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As a membership organization of North America's premier public library systems and the organizations that serve them, the Urban Libraries Council (ULC) serves as a forum for thought leaders sharing best practices resulting from targeted research, education and emerging trends. ULC programs are recognized for creating new frameworks that invigorate public libraries and their communities, with initiatives in four strategic areas: 1) enhancing recognition of the strategic value of the 21st century library as an essential asset within the community, 2) leading education and lifelong learning initiatives in public libraries, 3) spearheading new research that supports the digital evolution, and 4) building libraries’ capacity to serve as a key partner for local sustainability.
Book
Author/Presenter:
Achenbaum, W. Andrew
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Resource:
Older Americans, Vital Communities: A Bold Vision for Societal Aging
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Publisher:
Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2005
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Invites people of all ages to think more boldly about what they will do with the long lives ahead of them. Encourages young people to consider their place in life's social and chronological trajectory, and calls on Baby Boomers to create institutional structures that promote productive, vital growth for the common good

WorldCat:
www.worldcat.org/oclc/57965775
Book
Author/Presenter:
Autry, James
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Resource:
Spirit of Retirement: Creating a Life of Meaning and Personal Growth, The
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Publisher:
Roseville, CA: Prima Publishing, 2002
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Offers insights into how to create a fulfilling path of meaningful endeavors, healthful reflections, and positive outlooks that will help make one's retirement years the most treasured

WorldCat:
www.worldcat.org/oclc/49926736
Book
Author/Presenter:
Coles, Robert
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Resource:
Old and on Their Own
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Publisher:
New York, NY: W.W. Norton, 1999
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A collection of interviews with men and women from 75 to nearly 100 years old that provide insights into the challenges of aging, and the often darker aspects of watching a life wind down

WorldCat:
www.worldcat.org/oclc/228290519
Book
Author/Presenter:
Cullinane, Jan and Fitzgerald, Cathy
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Resource:
New Retirement: The Ultimate Guide to the Rest of Your Life, The
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Publisher:
Emmaus, PA: Rodale, 2008
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Offers comprehensive guidance in planning for retirement. Covers financial and tax information; niche lifestyles; travel; and second homes

WorldCat:
www.worldcat.org/oclc/180476370
Book
Author/Presenter:
Frumkin, Howard; Frank, Lawrence and Jackson, Richard
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Resource:
Urban Sprawl and Public Health: Designing, Planning, and Building for Healthy Communities
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Publisher:
Washington, DC: Island Press, 2004
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Offers a comprehensive look at the interface of urban planning, architecture, transportation, community design, and public health. Summarizes the evidence linking adverse health outcomes with sprawling development. Outlines the complex challenges of developing policies that promote and protect public health

WorldCat:
www.worldcat.org/oclc/54455176
Book
Author/Presenter:
Harvard School of Public Health - MetLife Foundation
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Resource:
Reinventing Aging: Baby Boomers and Civic Engagement
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Publisher:
Boston, MA: Center for Health Communication, Harvard School of Public Health, 2004
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Discusses the potential societal gains possible if the time, energy, skills, and experience of millions of Baby Boomers are effectively tapped to strengthen community life. Explores the work necessary if this opportunity is to be realized. Recommends actions by key sectors of society, including government, nonprofit organizations, business, philanthropy, faith-based institutions, and the media

WorldCat:
www.worldcat.org/oclc/55881720
Book
Author/Presenter:
Kashi, Ed and Winokur, Julie
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Resource:
Aging in America: The Years Ahead
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Publisher:
New York, NY: PowerHouse Books, 2003
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This award-winning photo essay chronicles the unprecedented changes confronting America as more and more people reach an advanced age. Suggests that the reality of aging will force us to come to terms with the fact that longevity doesn't mean eternal youth. Advocates for a change in how we perceive older people

WorldCat:
www.worldcat.org/oclc/52178186

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