Lane Community College in Eugene, Oregon area has their own Successful Aging Institute, complete with training for “encore careers,” exercise courses, crafting courses, a class on dealing with your best friend getting Alzheimer’s Disease, and many more. Whether you’re in the area or if you’re just thinking about what is needed for seniors in your area, check it out: http://www.lanecc.edu/sai/news.html
This manuscript is written on what successful aging may mean to the average American. Although it was written three years ago, many of the themes still apply. You’ll need Adobe Reader on your computer (if you don’t have it, you can download it for free here). When you click on the link to the paper it should download the paper to your computer. I’m actually not sure whether you can access it without a subscription, so if you can’t get to it, please let me know. Franklin & Tate 2008
This is an older article, but I just ran across it. It touches on the sedentary lifestyle of average Americans and on the increasing focus of baby boomers on fitness – a short but interesting read. GOING DEEP: As Baby Boomers become seniors, the number of active older adults will continue to spike By Stefanie Loh of the Patriot News.