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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 Washington DC initiative
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
Gauging Aging: Mapping the Gaps Between Expert and Public Understandings of Aging in America
Tags: Age-Friendly Communities
Format: Report

This report from the Frameworks Institute lays the groundwork for a larger effort to develop a new, evidence-based narrative around the process of aging in our country and the needs and contributions of older adults.

August 2015
2015 Falls Free® National Falls Prevention Action Plan
Tags: Fall Prevention
Format: PDF

This updated plan builds on the original Falls Free® National Action Plan, released in 2005, and is the product of key recommendations and strategies collected during the Falls Prevention Summit, a White House Conference on Aging event held in April 2015. Source: ncoa.org

August 2015
Reflections on Job Quality
Tags: Employment, Older Workers, Retirement
Format: PDF

Read an AARP Future of Work@50+ essay by employment expert Paul Osterman of MIT to learn about recent trends in job quality and future challenges and opportunities facing workers, employers, and government.  Source: AARP

July 2015
Valuing the Invaluable 2015 Update: Undeniable Progress, but Big Gaps Remain
Tags: Family Caregiving
Format: PDF, Report

Part of the Valuing the Invaluable series on the economic value of family caregiving, this report updates national and individual state estimates of the economic value of family caregiving using the most current data available.  Source: AARP

July 2015
Advice for older people on staying safe in hot weather
Tags: Chronic Disease Self-Management, Safety, Summer
Format: Website

“Summer weather can pose special health risks to older adults and people with chronic medical conditions. It is critically important that adults particularly susceptible to hyperthermia and other heat-related illnesses know how to safeguard against problems. The National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health, has some tips to help avoid the hazards of hot weather.” Source: NIH

June 2015
Age-Friendly Portland Oregon, Final Report
Tags: Age-Friendly Communities
Format: PDF

This report presents findings from a community assessment of Portland, Oregon in its initial efforts towards becoming an age-friendly community.