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Grantmaking

The Silver Century Foundation provides grants to efforts that combat ageism. We are proud to have supported these projects, among others:

  • The 2017 PBS documentary, Coming of Age in Aging America
  • The Senior Mentor/Home Visit Program at the Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
  • The research that produced The New Jersey Elder Economic Security Index: Addressing Basic Needs

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Quizzes

How much do you know about aging?

Take our quizzes to find out. What you learn from them may surprise you.

Health News Roundup

Liz Seegert shares the latest medical research, legislation and breakthroughs that can make a difference in your  life.

Health experts are talking about…

…how drinking coffee may help us live longer.
…strategies for managing chronic pain.
…why having a regular doctor is important.

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Arts

Cinema

  • As Good as It Gets - 1997, USA, 139 min. Melvin Udall (Jack Nicholson) is sewn to the routine he’s set up as a manic obsessive-compulsive. The permanently angry and unpleasant novelist holes up in his
  • The Straight Story - A chasm, caused by slights long forgotten, separates Alvin Straight (Richard Farnsworth in an Oscar-nominated performance) and his brother, Lyle (Harry Dean Stanton).

Fiction

  • The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, 83¼ Years Old - Do you ever imagine a typical day in a care home? According to 83-year-old resident Hendrik Groen, there is no such thing. 
  • My Mrs. Brown: A Novel - Mrs. Brown is a drab and proper widow, living an invisible existence picking up after others in a small-town beauty shop, where she hears everything and says nothing.

Nonfiction

Children’s Books

  • The Orphan Boy - This Maasai tale from Africa is about a magical secret that will be ruined if found out—and the consuming curiosity to discover it anyway.
  • Bread and Roses, Too - This absorbing novel takes place during the infamous 1912 “Bread and Roses” strike in the textile mills of Lawrence, Massachusetts.