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Creativity Matters: The Arts and Aging Toolkit
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Chapter 1 Notes

1. Susan Perlstein, “Arts and Aging Across America,” Community Arts Network, October 2002,….
2. 2005 White House Conference on Aging, Index of Resolutions,
3. “Alzheimer’s Disease Fact and Figures 2007” (Chicago, IL: Alzheimer’s Association, March 2007),….
4. Ibid.
5. Adapted from “Module Two: Understanding Normal Aging,” Care for the Caregiver: A Manual for Implementing Workshops (Veterans Affairs Canada),….
6. Administration on Aging, A Profile of Older Americans: 2004, ; Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics, Older Americans 2004: Key Indicators of Well-Being, ; U.S. Census Bureau, 2000 Census; Wan He and others, 65+ in the United States: 2005, Current Population Reports, Special Studies (Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Aging; U.S. Department of Commerce, Economics and Statistics Administration, U.S. Census Bureau, December 2005),… “Facts About Senior Citizens Packaged by Census Bureau,”, April 26, 2006.
7. Maria C. Norton and others, “Senior Citizens Enjoying Health, Life Much Longer than Expected,”, December 28, 2005.
8. “Expanding Your Market: Accessibility Benefits Older Adult Customers” (Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Disability Rights Section, December 2006).
9. “Demographic Profile of American Baby Boomers” (Metlife Mature Market Institute), based mainly on 2000 U.S. Census Bureau data; and also includes information from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and other Census Bureau reporting.
10. “Projections of the Labor Force” (Washington, DC: Congressional Budget Office, September 2004)
11. “The New Retirement Survey” (Merrill Lynch, February 22, 2005)
12. Lori P. Montross and others, “Correlates of Self-Rated Successful Aging Among Community Dwelling Older Adults,” American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry 14 (January 2006): 43–51, quoted in “How Do Seniors Define Aging?”, January 18, 2006.
13. Erik H. Erikson, Joan M. Erikson, and Helen Q. Kivnick, Vital Involvement in Old Age (New York: W.W. Norton, 1986), 301.
14. Ibid.
15. “MetLife Foundation Alzheimer’s Survey: What America Thinks” (Rochester, NY: Harris Interactive for MetLife Foundation, May 2006)
16. “Study: U.S. Unprepared for Aging,” “Maturing of America—Getting Communities on Track for an Aging Population” funded by MetLife Foundation, in partnership with Partners for Livable Communities, NACO, National League of Cities, and ICMA—International City/County Management Association, as reported in Aging Today, November-December 2006.
17. Kerry Tremain, “Where Will All the Boomers Go?” (San Francisco: Civic Ventures)…/where_will_all_the_boomers_go.cfm.


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