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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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October 2016
Making the Move to Assisted Living
Tags: assisted living
Format: Website

This resource provides tips for choosing an assisted living facility and making the transition.

October 2016
AARP Walk Audit Tool Kit (and Leader Guide)
Tags: Age-Friendly Communities
Format: PDF, Website

The AARP walk audit provides step-by-step instructions and checklists for examining intersections, sidewalks, driver behavior, public safety and more.

September 2016
Berkshire County Residential Aging in Place Workbook
Tags: Age-Friendly Communities, aging in place, Massachusetts
Format: PDF

This workbook is intended as a tool and resource to empower homeowners to identify, plan, and implement home renovations to allow them to age safely, independently, and comfortably in their own homes for as long as they wish.

Source: www.berkshireplanning.org

July 2016
Health Benefits of Swimming for All
Tags: Age-Friendly Communities, Alzheimer's Disease, Arthritis, Chronic Disease Self-Management, Fall Prevention, Physical Activity
Format: Website

This resource provides information on the health benefits of swimming for people of all ages. It also shares the benefits of swimming for those with arthritis, chronic pain, Alzheimer’s disease, and more.

June 2016
Age-Friendly Boston: Assessing need and charting a course of action
Tags: None
Format: PDF

The Age-Friendly Boston iinitiative challenges the city’s public agencies, community groups, businesses, cultural, educational and religious institutions to consider how changes to policy and practice can enhance the quality of life for Boston’s aging residents. This report focuses on Boston residents’ feedback on growing older in Boston and shares the results of a 12 month needs assessment addressing the age-friendliness of Boston.

Source: Age-Friendly Boston

May 2016
Brookline Age-Friendly City Program Biannual Report: 2014-2015
Tags: Age-Friendly Communities
Format: PDF

This document provides an update on the second and third years of the Brookline (MA) Age-Friendly City initiative.

April 2016
Celebrate the Voices video
Tags: Age-Friendly Communities, Boston
Format: Video

This video from the Boston Society of Architects (BSA) Design for Aging Committee and Age-Friendly Boston  gives older adults a voice by highlighting several older adults from different walks of life sharing their own stories of life in Boston.

April 2016
Artful Aging website
Tags: Arts in Aging
Format: Website

Aroha Philanthropies’s Artful Aging microsite will be updated with news, events, and exemplary programs related to Artful Aging. On this site, you will find resources that support artful aging, and discover leading programs and service organizations supporting artful aging across the United States.

April 2016
Age-Friendly Communities Evaluation Guide: Using Indicators to Measure Progress
Tags: Age-Friendly Communities, Evaluation
Format: Report, Website

The Public Health Agency of Canada has developed an Age-Friendly Communities Evaluation Guide as part of its commitment to promote the Age-Friendly Community model throughout Canada.  The guide provides information and tools to measure indicators of age-friendliness.  43 outcome indicators that are based on the eight domains of AFC are identified in the guide to help communities measure the progress of their age-friendly activities.

Source: Public Health Agency of Canada

March 2016
The Case for Age-Friendly Communities
Tags: Age-Friendly Communities, GIA
Format: PDF

This report from Grantmakers in Aging sets the stage and provides a value-proposition for age-friendly communities.