Lifelong Learning Resources

Book
Author/Presenter:
Lawrence-Lightfoot, Sara
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Resource:
Third Chapter: Passion, Risk, and Adventure in the 25 Years after 50, The
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Publisher:
New York, NY: Farrar, Strauss and Giroux, 2009
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Notes:
Challenges the still-prevailing and anachronistic images of aging by documenting and revealing the ways in which the years between ages fifty and seventy-five (the third chapter) may, in fact, be the most transformative and generative time in a person's life

WorldCat:
www.worldcat.org/oclc/233635063
Book
Author/Presenter:
Leider, Richard and Shapiro, David
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Resource:
Something to Live For: Finding Your Way in the Second Half of Life
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Publisher:
San Francisco, CA: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2008
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Notes:
Discusses how to live authentically and wholeheartedly in the second half of life and, in doing so, find ways to both enjoy the world and make a meaningful contribution

WorldCat:
www.worldcat.org/oclc/225442481
Book
Author/Presenter:
Levine, Suzanne
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Resource:
Inventing the Rest of Our Lives: Women in Second Adulthood
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Publisher:
New York, NY: Viking, 2005
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Notes:
Offers insights into how to render the second half of life a period of accomplishment, passion, and self-discovery

WorldCat:
www.worldcat.org/oclc/55109172
Article
Author/Presenter:
Manheimer, Ronald J
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Resource:
“Older Learner’s Journey to an Ageless Society: Lifelong Learning on the Brink of a Crisis, The”
Publication:
Journal of Transformative Education, 3, no. 3 (2005): 198-220
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Publisher:
Sage Publications
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Notes:
Explores the connection between educational programs for mid-life and older learners, and our social ideologies about aging, work, retirement, and the economy. Following the older learner’s path through a 70-year journey starting in the 1950s and ending in a projected year 2020 reveals correlations between theories of aging, rationales for older learner programs, and changes in public policy regarding retirement, social and health care insurance, and other age-based entitlement programs and social policies. If, as is asserted here, we are on the verge of an age-irrelevant society, then these lifelong learning programs hover on the brink of a crisis that may or may not be averted.

WorldCat:
www.worldcat.org/oclc/439121779
Book
Author/Presenter:
Moody, Harry R. and Carroll, David
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Resource:
Five Stages of the Soul: Charting the Spiritual Passages that Shape Our Lives, The
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Publisher:
New York, NY: Anchor Books, 1997
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Notes:
Explores the interest in a spiritual life that most people pursue in their middle years, moving through five stages of development: the call, the search, the struggle, the breakthrough, and the return

WorldCat:
www.worldcat.org/oclc/36241699
Book
Author/Presenter:
Nussbaum, Paul
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Resource:
Brain Health and Wellness
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Publisher:
Tarentum, PA: Word Association, 2003
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Notes:
Offers a pro-active and lifelong regimen for brain health—not only to build a robust brain but to fight off or delay the onset of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s. Describes the kind of lifestyle necessary to maximize successful aging, brain wellness, and disease prevention

WorldCat:
www.worldcat.org/oclc/53795915
Book
Author/Presenter:
Nussbaum, Paul D
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Resource:
Your Brain Health Lifestyle, 2nd Edition
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Publisher:
Tarentum, PA: Word Association Publishers, 2009
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Notes:
Explains how the brain works and what can be done to help it work more effectively -- at any age

WorldCat:
www.worldcat.org/oclc/313659630
Book
Author/Presenter:
O’Toole, James
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Resource:
Creating the Good Life: Applying Aristotle's Wisdom to Find Meaning and Happiness
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Publisher:
Emmaus, PA: Rodale Press, 2005
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Notes:
Draws on the wisdom of the ages to help individuals plan for the second half of their life so that it is satisfying, useful, moral, and meaningful. Translates Aristotle's classical philosophical framework into practical, comprehensible terms for application in our contemporary lives and work

WorldCat:
www.worldcat.org/oclc/57285877
Book
Author/Presenter:
Sadler, William A
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Resource:
Third Age: Six Principles for Growth and Renewal after Forty, The
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Publisher:
Cambridge, MA: Perseus Books, 2000
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Notes:
Offers an inspiring guide to fulfillment and rejuvenation, based on a groundbreaking 12-year study of adults in midlife

WorldCat:
www.worldcat.org/oclc/43191023
Article
Author/Presenter:
Sadler, William A
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Resource:
Changing Life Options: Uncovering the Riches of the Third Age
Publication:
The LLI Review (Spring 2006)
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Publisher:
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
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Notes:
Discusses the new period emerging in the middle of life – The Third Age – which provides unexpected opportunities and challenges for individuals, society, and Lifelong Learning programs. The author reports on significant findings from 20 years of research, using longitudinal studies, of people who have been creatively redesigning their lives in the Third Age, making it an era of fulfillment.

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