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Use this Resource Library to find more than 130 healthy aging resources from across the Web. Here are a few tips for searching the library:
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December 2013
Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care
Tags: Data
Format: Website

The Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care uses Medicare data to provide information and analysis about national, regional, and local markets, as well as hospitals and their affiliated physicians through reports, publications and interactive tools.

December 2013
The Aging of Massachusetts: State Plan on Aging 2010-2013
Tags: Data, Massachusetts
Format: PDF

The Aging in Massachusetts: State Plan on Aging 2010-2013 is a resource for offering services and programs that promote and extend seniors’ independence, dignity, health and fulfillment.

December 2013
AARP’s Network of Age Friendly Communities
Tags: Age-Friendly Communities, National
Format: Website

In affiliation with the World Health Organization, the AARP launched the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities. This resource describes this initiative.

December 2013
World Health Organization – Checklist of Essential Features of Age-friendly Cities
Tags: Age-Friendly Communities
Format: PDF

Source: World Health Organization

This checklist of essential features of age-friendly cities is a tool for a city’s self-assessment and a map for charting progress.

December 2013
Family Caregiving Alliance
Tags: Education, Family Caregiving, Policy
Format: Website

The Family Caregiver Alliance is a national center on caregiving that addresses the needs of families and friends providing long-term. Find information on caregiver education, policy and more.

December 2013
Sloan Center on Aging and Work
Tags: Data, Intergenerational Programs, Massachusetts, Older Workers, Retirement
Format: Website

The Center on Aging and Work at Boston College promotes quality of employment in a multi-generational workforce. Visit this website for publications, current research, a facts and literature database surrounding aging and work and more.

December 2013
Promoting Aging-Friendly Communities in Massachusetts: Experiences of a Neighborhood Model in Brookline
Tags: Age-Friendly Communities, Massachusetts
Format: PDF, Report

This report describes the experiences of a neighborhood model in Brookline, an initiative in building an aging-friendly community.

December 2013
Tips and Techniques for Supporting Residents with Mental Illness: A Guide for Staff in Housing for Older Adults
Tags: Housing, Massachusetts, Mental Health
Format: PDF

Source: Jewish Family & Children’s Service

This guide is written to address the mental health issues that often face residents in housing for older adults and contains basic information about mental illnesses, and tips, techniques and suggested language for working with residents with mental illnesses.

December 2013
Massachusetts Gerontology Association
Tags: Massachusetts, Substance Abuse
Format: Website

This website has reports from the Massachusetts Bureau of Substance Abuse Services – Older Adults.