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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 2015
World report on ageing and health
Tags: Age-Friendly Communities
Format: PDF

“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

September 2015
2015 Age-Friendly Report: Inspiring Communities
Tags: Age-Friendly Communities, Civic Engagement, Employment, Housing, Social Engagement, Transportation, Volunteerism
Format: PDF

The 2015 Age-Friendly Report: Inspiring Communities looks at the 8 domains of livability by featuring 16 communities who are working toward becoming more age-friendly. Domains include outdoor spaces and buildings, transportation, housing, social participation, respect and social inclusion, civic participation and employment, communication and information, and community and health services. Source: AARP

September 2015
The Livability Economy: People Places, and Prosperity
Tags: Age-Friendly Communities
Format: PDF, Report

The Livability Economy: People Places, and Prosperity, a report from AARP Livable Communities, shows how livability initiatives contribute to improved economic performance and a more vibrant, desirable and competitive environment for housing and commercial investment. The report’s framework focuses on design factors that feature the following livability outcomes that benefit older adults and people of all ages. Source: AARP

September 2015
Toolkit on Evidence-Based Programming for Seniors
Tags: Age-Friendly Communities, evidence-based programs
Format: Toolkit, Website

This website is designed for community-based organizations who are interested/mission driven to provide health interventions for seniors. This tool can be used by seasoned professionals and those less familiar with the topic alike. Users can explore paths for learning how to select an EBP as well as how to implement a selected program. This is also a valuable educational tool for universities. Source: NIH-funded Community Research Center for Senior Health

September 2015
Offering Chronic Disease Self-Management Education In Rural Areas
Tags: Chronic Disease Self-Management
Format: PDF

Read tips, success stories, and innovative approaches for offering Chronic Disease Self-Management Education (CDSME) programs in rural communities. Source: NCOA

August 2015
A Blueprint for Action: Developing a Livable Community for All Ages
Tags: Age-Friendly Communities
Format: PDF, Toolkit

This quick-reference kit from N4A is for practitioners looking for tools, resources, and best practices. It includes information based on community experiences in building local leadership and solving specific challenges relating to aging.

August 2015
Age-Friendly DC Toolkit
Tags: Age-Friendly Communities
Format: Toolkit, Website

This toolkit includes examples of a demographic survey, a Community Consultations tool, and the Age-Friendly DC strategy and strategic plan process.

August 2015
Aging Power Tools
Tags: Age-Friendly Communities
Format: PDF, Toolkit

A curated selection of resources created by Grantmakers in Aging to promote stronger, age-friendly communities.

August 2015
Talking About Age-Friendly Communities: A toolkit from Community AGEnda
Tags: Age-Friendly Communities, Marketing/Communications
Format: PDF, Toolkit

This Grantmakers in Aging toolkit includes sample messages to help communities create more effective messages or talking points, shape brochures or other printed materials, and frame public communications campaigns.

August 2015
Creating an Age-Friendly NYC One Neighborhood at a Time (2012)
Tags: Age-Friendly Communities
Format: PDF, Toolkit

This toolkit was designed to help New York City neighborhoods become more age friendly.