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April 2019
Tips for Advocates of Limited English Proficient Older Adults
Tags: Multicultural Aging
Format: PDF

Over five million older adults across the country are Limited English Proficient (LEP). LEP older adults do not speak English as their primary language or they have a limited ability to speak, read, write, or understand English. The number of LEP older adults is growing. Federal and state laws protect the vital right to receive health information in a language one understands. However, many barriers make it difficult for older adults to assert these rights, impairing their ability to understand their healthcare and make decisions. This ultimately leads to poorer health outcomes and health disparities. This Practice Tip offers advice to advocates and counselors working with LEP older adults to better assert their language access rights.

August 2017
Heartache, Pain, and Hope: Rural Communities, Older People, and the Opioid Crisis: An Introduction for Funders
Tags: opioids, rural
Format: PDF, Report

This 2017 report on the opioid crisis in rural America from Grantmakers in Aging highlights the needs and concerns of older adults, and describes programs, partnerships, policy recommendations, and scientific and medical responses that governments, communities, nonprofits, and philanthropies can support and expand.

January 2017
MA Healthy Aging Collaborative: Building a Movement for an Age-Friendly Massachusetts
Tags: Age-Friendly Communities, Marketing/Communications
Format: PDF

This two-page document provides and overview of the Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative’s approach to building a movement for an age-friendly Massachusetts.

October 2016
AARP Walk Audit Tool Kit (and Leader Guide)
Tags: Age-Friendly Communities
Format: PDF, Website

The AARP walk audit provides step-by-step instructions and checklists for examining intersections, sidewalks, driver behavior, public safety and more.

September 2016
Berkshire County Residential Aging in Place Workbook
Tags: Age-Friendly Communities, aging in place, Massachusetts
Format: PDF

This workbook is intended as a tool and resource to empower homeowners to identify, plan, and implement home renovations to allow them to age safely, independently, and comfortably in their own homes for as long as they wish.

Source: www.berkshireplanning.org

June 2016
Age-Friendly Boston: Assessing need and charting a course of action
Tags: None
Format: PDF

The Age-Friendly Boston iinitiative challenges the city’s public agencies, community groups, businesses, cultural, educational and religious institutions to consider how changes to policy and practice can enhance the quality of life for Boston’s aging residents. This report focuses on Boston residents’ feedback on growing older in Boston and shares the results of a 12 month needs assessment addressing the age-friendliness of Boston.

Source: Age-Friendly Boston

May 2016
Brookline Age-Friendly City Program Biannual Report: 2014-2015
Tags: Age-Friendly Communities
Format: PDF

This document provides an update on the second and third years of the Brookline (MA) Age-Friendly City initiative.

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