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Resources for Scholars
The Office of Academic Affairs is developing resources that can be used by researchers or by faculty who are teaching aging issues.
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No. 1 Managing Transitions in an Aging Society: What Should Business Students Know? (PDF) by Eric Brucker, Ph.D., Professor of Economics, Widener University. A guide to incorporating aging issues into the business school curriculum.
No. 2 Aging Baby Boomers: A Guide for the Perplexed (PDF) by Richard Adler, People & Technology/Institute for the Future. An annotated bibliography of books, reports and articles about the aging of the Baby Boomers.
No. 3 The Role of Community Colleges in an Aging Society (PDF) by Linda Wiener, Portland Community College. A guide for community college faculty and administrators on how to meet the needs of the 50+ population.
No. 4 The New Aging Enterprise (PDF) by Harry R. Moody, AARP Office of Academic Affairs. Profiles of companies and organizations that are prospering in an aging society.
No. 5 The Issues and Opportunities of Entrepreneurship After Age 50 (PDF) by Edward G. Rogoff, Baruch College. An overview of the role of entrepreneurial business activities in the 50+ population.
No. 6 Teaching Social Insurance in Higher Education (PDF) by Carroll L. Estes, University of California San Francisco and colleagues. Reviews how colleges teach social insurance issues, and provides teaching aids and extensive bibliographies.
AARP's Best Book Series
Creativity in Later Life: (PDF) recommendations for public libraries of well-prepared books on generating and fostering creativity in later life, prepared by Harry R. Moody, Ph.D., Director of AARP's Office of Academic Affairs.
The Aging Workforce: (PDF) a listing for public libraries of well-prepared books on older workers and the aging of the work force, prepared by Linda Wiener, Founder and Principal of the Wiener Training and Consulting Group in Portland, OR, specialist in the development of the 21st Century workforce and Age Issues expert for Monster.com.
Creating a Personal Legacy: (PDF) recommendations for public libraries of well-prepared books on finding meaning in life and creating your own legacy, prepared by Susan H. McFadden, Ph.D., Professor and Chair of the Psychology Department at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.
Baby Boomers: (PDF) a listing for public libraries of well-prepared books on Baby Boomers and their impact on society, prepared by Richard Adler, People & Technology/Institute for the Future.
Social Security: (PDF) recommendations for public libraries on books that cover social insurance issues, prepared by Andrew Achenbaum, University of Houston.
A monthly e-newsletter for faculty teaching about aging issues edited by Harry R. Moody, Director of the AARP Office of Academic Affairs. Request subscription information from email@example.com.
Images of Aging
A multimedia guide for teaching about the changing images of aging. Includes a free video download and curriculum guide for classroom use and discussion.
Teaching Social Security: Curriculum Resources for Classroom Use: (PDF) a curriculum and teaching resources for college faculty, prepared by Andrew Achenbaum, University of Houston.
The White House Conference on Aging in 2015: (PDF) The Shape of Things to Come: A "retrospective" by Harry R. Moody, AARP Academic Affairs, on the outcomes of the 2005 White House Conference on Aging for end-of-life decisions, lifelong learning, and drawing on the wisdom of elders. (Reprinted with permission from the Public Policy and Aging Report, Vol. 16, No. 1, 2006)
Difficult Conversations: Evacuation of Older Adults: a paper on the issues and challenges of evacuating older adults during natural disasters, prepared by Harry R. Moody, AARP Academic Affairs.
Silver Industries and the New Aging Enterprise: an article by Harry R. Moody, AARP Academic Affairs, on the growth in businesses and services marketing to the 50+ population (published in Generations, Vol. 28, No. 4, Winter 2004-05, pages 75-78).
Journal of International Aging, Law and Policy: an annual journal on international aging and legal issues, published in conjunction with Stetson University - for a free, one-year subscription, email AARP Academic Affairs.