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
“Over the last decade, under the leadership of multiple mayors, city council members and advocates across sectors, DC has taken numerous steps to build an inclusive and accessible city for seniors – to create an urban environment that promotes active
and healthy aging.” This report presents a strategic plan for an age-friendly Washington D.C.
A crucial step in improving the age-friendliness of your community is to identify current strengths and areas for improvement. Conducting a community assessment can engage community members, highlight problems as well as their potential solutions, challenge assumptions, and offer credibility to important stakeholders. Conducting a baseline assessment is also one of the first steps to applying to join the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Network of Age-friendly Cities and Communities. This is findings report is an example of an age-friendly assessment of New York City. Source: New York Academy of Medicine
“This “how-to” guide is designed for community-based organizations who are interested in implementing their own evidence-based fall prevention programs. This guide is designed to be a practical and useful tool, and it provides guidelines on program planning, development, implementation, and evaluation.” Source: CDC
This report from the University of Maryland describes findings from a national study of Villages focusing specifically on changes over time in Village size and funding, perceived challenges to sustainability, and successful strategies for responding to those challenges. It also presents information regarding the racial, ethnic, and economic characteristics of Village members, challenges associated with recruiting under‐represented groups.