ABOUT NEXT AVENUE
WHERE GROWN-UPS KEEP GROWING
America is in the midst of an age boom and with it, an amazing transition. In general, those of us over the age of 50 are expected to live longer than any previous generation.
We're in the process of creating a new life stage that lies somewhere between young adulthood and "old-old" adulthood. This stage doesn't have a name. We call it Adult Part 2. And if you're reading this you're probably smack dab in it.
You're aware that many years of life lie ahead of you and, very likely, you have a different set of expectations for these "bonus years" than you had for earlier adulthood. You sense that you can somehow apply your knowledge and experiences in a meaningful way. Yet you may not know exactly how to achieve this new vision or see all the many possibilities available to you as you navigate the physical, health, work, and financial shifts that inevitably accompany this phase.
Enter Next Avenue. We're a group of public television people and journalists who, for the most part, are experiencing the very same things you are. Like you, we see both challenges and opportunities and we recognize that what we could all use right about now is an abundance of reliable information that can help us figure out what's, well, next.
So we aim to deliver that—in a way that's both smart and accessible.
If you think we could do a better job, we want you to tell us so. In fact, we want your input on a lot of things. There are places throughout the site that let you give us feedback, share your experiences and send us your stories.
Thanks for walking with us down Next Avenue.
Who We Are
We're all passionate about delivering good, solid, trustworthy information and compelling perspectives that can transform people's lives. Most of us are in our Adult Part 2 and on the journey with you. There are a few terrific young adults on our team who are dead set on paving the way for their peers who'll someday turn down this avenue with them.
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Next Avenue has developed formal relationships with key content sources that provide articles and video for nextavenue.org. View our list of content sources to learn more about these government agencies, non-profit organizations, independent media producers, and public television stations.
The Atlantic Philanthropies is a limited life foundation dedicated to bringing about lasting changes in the lives of disadvantaged and vulnerable people.
Atlantic makes grants through its four programme areas - Ageing, Children & Youth, Population Health, and Reconciliation & Human Rights - and through Founding Chairman grants. Programmes funded by Atlantic operate in Bermuda, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United States and Viet Nam.
The Helen Bader Foundation, Inc. strives to be a philanthropic leader in improving the quality of life of the diverse communities in which it works. The Foundation makes grants, convenes partners, and shares knowledge to affect emerging issues in key areas. Based in Milwaukee, the Foundation has awarded more than $200 million in grants and $10 million in Program Related Investments since 1992.
The General Mills Foundation invests in and collaborates with community organizations and programs that unleash the power of food across a spectrum of social issues, including hunger, nutrition and healthy active lifestyles. In addition, our community support extends to K-12 education, social services (family life) and arts and culture.
Land O'Lakes Foundation is committed to improving the quality of life in communities where Land O'Lakes, Inc. has members, employees, plants and facilities. Land O'Lakes Foundation proactively helps rural communities prosper and prepare for tomorrow by donating resources that develop and strengthen organizations dedicated to human service, education and youth, civic and art endeavors.
Established in 1969, the Mardag Foundation is the legacy of Agnes Ober. The Foundation provides grants to nonprofit organizations that enhance quality of life, inspire learning, revitalize communities and build capacity for the arts across the state of Minnesota. Agnes' passion lives on through the work of her descendants who serve on the Foundation's board. The Foundation is an affiliate of Minnesota Philanthropy Partners. Learn more at mardag.org and mnpartners.org.
Medtronic is the global leader in medical technology- alleviating pain, restoring health, and extending life for people with chronic disease conditions. Each year, Medtronic therapies help more than seven million people around the world resume everyday activities, return to work, and live better, longer lives.
Additional Support Provided By
Next Avenue got its start at Twin Cities Public Television, and it is likely that nearly everyone at tpt has played a part in bringing Next Avenue to fruition. Many thanks to every employee who helped make Next Avenuepossible.
Goodman Media is a 27-person, New York City-based public relations firm founded in 1996, with an outstanding record of successfully raising the visibility of our clients. Our current clients are located throughout Greater New York, in major cities across the country, and around the world including Greece, Singapore, and the Netherlands.
Yamamoto is a full-service Minneapolis-based agency that moves mountains for clients by harnessing the power of bold ideas and brilliant execution. We are an MDC Partners agency and a co-sponsor of Brand Matters, the leading speakers' forum on marketing in the Twin Cities.
The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) is the nation's oldest and largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to research, education, and practice in the field of aging. The principal mission of the Society — and its 5,400+ members — is to advance the study of aging and disseminate information among scientists, decision makers, and the general public.
Founded in 1945, GSA is the driving force behind the promotion of gerontology — both domestically and internationally. Its members come from over 40 countries.