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Tags: Age-Friendly Communities, Boston
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.
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
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: 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, 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, 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
Tags: Age-Friendly Communities
“The World report on ageing and health outlines a framework for action to foster Healthy Ageing built around the new concept of functional ability. Making these investments will have valuable social and economic returns, both in terms of health and wellbeing of older people and in enabling their on-going participation in society.” Source: World Health Organization