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Use this Resource Library to find healthy aging resources. Here are a few tips for searching the library:
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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)

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

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

October 2015
Shaping Ageing Cities: 10 European case studies
Tags: Age-Friendly Communities, case study, global
Format: PDF

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

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