Resources

RESOURCES FOR LIVING WITH PASSION AND PURPOSE

Below are some suggested sites for those interested in positive and purposeful aging.

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT/IMPROVEMENT

AARP’s Life Reimagined
Change is a part of life. AARP’s Life Reimagined can help you navigate change no matter what situation you find yourself in. It can help you take the mystery out of change and discover your path to new possibilities.

Coming of Age
A national initiative that is convening communities of individuals 50 and older who live with passion and purpose. It also builds the capacity of organizations to optimally utilize the skills, passions, and interests of people 50+.

Encore
Encore (formerly Civic Ventures) is building a movement to make it easier for people to pursue second acts for the greater good. Encore calls them “encore careers” – jobs that combine meaning, income and social impact.

Fierce With Age
Featuring the best content about spirituality & aging on the Web.

Ted Talks
Find the best talks and performances from TED conferences, TEDx and partner events.

LIFELONG LEARNING

Open Culture
A list of 750 online courses FREE

Coursera
Take free online classes from 80+ top universities and organizations.

Road Scholar
Road Scholar, leader in educational travel since 1975, offers 6,500 educational tours in US and 150 countries.

Senior Planet
Senior Planet is the first tech-themed resource for people over 60 living and aging well—with attitude.

 

VOLUNTEERING

AARP’s Create the Good
Create The Good connects you with volunteer opportunities to share your life tips and information.

Volunteer Match
Volunteer Match makes it easier for good people and good causes to connect. It offers a variety of online services to support a community of nonprofit, volunteer and business leaders committed to civic engagement.

Second Journey
Awakening human potential in baby boomers approaching retirement, with experiences that promote conscious aging, spiritual eldering and sustainable living.

 

CIVIC ENGAGEMENT/ADVOCACY

AARP


Gray Panthers NYC
The intergenerational education and advocacy organization dedicated to achieving social and economic justice and peace for all people.  Sign up to receive timely action alerts on legislative activities impacting the issues you care about.

Gray is Green
Gray Is Green is the leading environmental education, advocacy, and action organization for older adults.

Yo, Is This Ageist?
Ashton Applewhite’s Q&A blog addressing ageism.  Go ahead, ask her.

 

EMPLOYMENT

Idealist
Easily searchable job and volunteer opportunities in the public selector and resources.  

Indeed
Click here to find millions of jobs from thousands of company web sites, job boards and newspapers.

LinkedIn
Manage your professional identity. Build and engage with your professional network.

Mashable
Great resource for information about how to maximize LinkedIn and other online resources.

 

SELF EXPRESSION

Time Goes By
List of elder blogs

Word Press
DIY blogging platform

Twitter Chat

 

E-NEWSLETTERS FOCUSING ON PURPOSEFUL AGING

Human Values in Aging newsletter
Edited by Harry R. Moody.   Covers creativity, spirituality, lifelong learning, and humanistic gerontology.

Institute for the Ages
Connects innovators with the authentic voices of older adults to advance policy, product and service innovations.

National Center for Creative Aging
The NCCA fosters an understanding of the vital relationship between creative expression and healthy aging.

Next Avenue
Next Avenue is a major new PBS system website designed to reach America’s booming 50+ population as they plan for and literally define a new life stage.

Coming of Age Newsletter
Coming of Age’s e-newsletter sharing the latest news and resources on positive and purposeful aging.

Anything missing in this Directory of purposeful aging resources? Help us build our directory – simply email your suggested online resource to info@comingofage.org. Please make sure to identify the correct web address.