To be a SuperAger, you need to keep up with the latest information – and there’s a ton of it, and it’s constantly growing.
That’s why we’ve created this Resources section. It’s designed to supplement the information in our book, by giving you additional sources to check out, and learn from. We’ll be updating this section frequently, so be sure to visit often.
For your convenience, we’ve organized the Resources around the same 7A’s that make up the structure of our book.
Article in The Guardian about “thinking yourself young” – read the full article here
Article in Journal of the American Medical Association about relationship between having a purpose in life and mortality – read the full article here
AARP report on Cornell study showing correlation of positive emotions with lower systemic inflation – read the full report here
Newsweek report – religious people live four years longer – read the full article here
“Is feeling better as easy as ABC”? – Positive Psychology News
Good general information sources:
How to set up and use Google Alerts – helpful YouTube video
How to use Google Alerts – step-by-step from Google
How to use Evernote – video tutorial
How to use Evernote – quick start guide from Evernote
How to use Nimbus Note – beginner’s guide
How to use Notion – beginner’s video tutorial
How to use Notion – beginner’s tutorial
Blue Zones – check out the book
Blue Zones website – https://www.bluezones.com/
Guide to biohacking – Types, safety, tips for beginners
Consumerization of healthcare – Check out Patients Like Me
Walking: Trim your waistline, improve your health – from Mayo Clinic
10-minute indoor walking routine – Plus lots of other good exercise videos (core, flexibility, strength) from this source
Core exercises – Many great videos on YouTube. Check here and here and here, but you’ll find
Exercise snacks – how to go about it
Exercise snacks – a 7-minute snack you can easily do at home
Good article on sleep from the National Institute on Aging
Brain health – what foods actually help? Informative article from Harvard Health Publishing.
For employment opportunities, check out AARP’s job board.
Another great resource is AgeFriendly.org.
Also check RetirementJobs.com.
There are many online articles on finding part-time jobs in retirement. Here’s a good one. The website has some other interesting resources around planning and finances.
Many universities and colleges offer lifelong learning programs. In the book, we referred to the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute and the University of Washington, and the Chang School at Toronto’s Ryerson University (now renamed Toronto Metropolitan University). Check these out, and there are other programs you can find online.
Find out more about the Mirabella continuing care retirement community at ASU.
Find out more about the “agri-hood” concept at Chickahominy Falls.
In our book, we point out that the financial planning industry is starting to create certifications for “senior” specialists. Check out these: Society of Certified Senior Advisors, Canadian Securities Institute Certificate in Retirement Strategy, Society of Later Life Advisers (UK).
In our book, we talk about “age tech” – the explosion in technology to help people live at home longer and more safely. It’s a category you definitely need to keep up with, and this article is a good starting point.
To track the latest developments in age tech as they affect autonomy, we strongly recommend Laurie Orlov’s great blog, Aging In Place Technology Watch.
Find out more about the Baycrest online activity service referred to in our book. In the book, we refer to the growing number of services designed to increase seniors’ “digital literacy.” Check here and here for examples.
There are some important starting points on understanding ageism and connecting to further resources. In the USA, check out AARP and the National Center on Elder Abuse. In Canada, check out CARP and the government of Canada web page on elder abuse and related issues. In the UK, a good starting point is the AgeUK website.
There are many online articles about frauds and scams, and it’s a good idea to check frequently because new scams are constantly being developed. Here’s a good article to get you started.
Want to file a complaint about ageism in advertising? In the USA, go to the Federal Communications Commission here. In Canada, start with the Ad Standards council, here. In the UK, go to the Equality and Human Rights Commission here.