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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.

February 2016
Guiding Principles for the Sustainability of Age-Friendly Community Efforts
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.

February 2016
Our Parents, Ourselves: Health Care for an Aging Population
Tags: Age-Friendly Communities, chronic disease, Dementia, older adults
Format: PDF

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

February 2016
Collective Impact Forum
Tags: Collective impact, Communities of Practice, Environment, social, Trainings
Format: Website

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.

January 2016
Older Adults: Tips for Caregivers
Tags: Family Caregiving
Format: Website

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)

January 2016
The Wellness Guide for Cancer Survivors
Tags: Cancer, Massachusetts, Survivors, Wellness
Format: PDF
This guide was created by MCCPCN’s Survivorship Work Group and released by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Its goal is to help improve the quality of life of survivors by focusing on wellness.
The interactive guide also includes inspiring stories of local cancer survivors who’ve taken steps to improve their wellness, and practical information from experts in our state who care for cancer survivors.
December 2015
Older Driver Safety Report 2015
Tags: Massachusetts, older drivers, Transportation
Format: PDF

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

November 2015
Guiding Principles for the Sustainability of Age-Friendly Community Efforts
Tags: Age-Friendly Communities, best practices, sustainability
Format: PDF

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

October 2015
Aging in Place: A State Survey of Livability Policies and Practices
Tags: Age-Friendly Communities, aging in place
Format: PDF

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