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Tags: Age-Friendly Communities, GIA
Format: PDF, Report
This resource from Grantmakers in Aging (GIA) includes a framework with five sustainability principles for age-friendly communities, as well as best practices and success stories.
Tags: Age-Friendly Communities, chronic disease, Dementia, older adults
This report, supported by The John A. Hartford Foundation, explores the care experienced by older adults in the U.S., including the number and types of care providers they see, along with the frequency with which they have contact with the health care system. It identifies areas where improvements are most needed and recognizes areas in which improvements are already under way. Finally, it notes challenges and opportunities presented by people with multiple chronic conditions and dementia. Source: Dartmouth Atlas
Tags: Collective impact, Communities of Practice, Environment, social, Trainings
The Collective Impact Forum is a resource for people and organizations using the collective impact approach to address large-scale social and environmental problems. Supported by a partnership with FSG and the Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions, the Collective Impact Forum hosts events, trainings, communities of practice, and an online community that provides a platform for learning and sharing with others doing collective impact. The Collective Impact Forum resource library hosts nearly 300 resources, all accessible for free, including reports, webinars, videos, podcasts, and toolkits to support practitioners, funders, and partnering organizations with their work.
Tags: Family Caregiving
The “Tips for Caregivers” section of CDC’s Health Literacy website has a list of resources for caregivers who serve older adults. For example, the Palliative Care Communication Institute created “A Communication Guide for Caregivers” to help families talk about cancer and get much needed care and support. View this website for more information and tips for caregivers. (Source: CDC)
Tags: Cancer, Massachusetts, Survivors, Wellness
Tags: Massachusetts, older drivers, Transportation
This report distills information from more than 40 presentations from the 2015 Older Driver Safety Summit, covering four interrelated topics related to safer driving for older adults: infrastructure, medical issues, mobility, and policy. Source: UMass Boston Gerontology Institute
Tags: Age-Friendly Communities, best practices, sustainability
How do we build on the age-friendly community movement’s successes to date and accelerate sustainable progress at local, state, national, and international levels? Grantmakers In Aging (GIA) brought together national and international leaders to explore a variety of issues related to the concept and to its sustainability. Best practices in sustainable age-friendly communities resulted in the framework presented in this document. This framework is an important outcome of GIA’s Community AGEnda initiative, a three-year effort to increase age-friendly activities in selected United States regions that was supported by The Pfizer Foundation. Source: Grantmakers in Aging
Tags: Age-Friendly Communities, aging in place
Aging in Place: A State Survey of Livability Policies and Practices is a research report by the National Conference of State Legislatures and the AARP Public Policy Institute that offers state legislators and officials examples of state laws, policies, and programs that foster aging in place. Source: AARP
Tags: Age-Friendly Communities, global
Cities and communities world-wide are becoming more age-friendly and look to adapt to the needs of their aging populations. Browse the database to find out what they’re doing. Source: World Health Organization
Tags: Age-Friendly Communities, case study, global
This study looks at two global issues in aging: the global populating is aging at an unprecedented rate, and the global urban population is now larger than the rural population. Case studies examining the following ten European cities including Amsterdam, Berlin, Bruxelles, Copenhagen, Dublin, Lisbon, London, Madrid, Milan, and Paris, respond to these issues. Source: AURP