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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

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.

June 2015
Age-Friendly D.C. Strategic Plan 2014-2017
Tags: Age-Friendly Communities
Format: PDF, Report

“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.

June 2015
Toward an Age-Friendly New York City: A Findings Report
Tags: Age-Friendly Communities
Format: PDF

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

May 2015
Preventing Falls: A Guide to Implementing Effective Community-Based Fall Prevention Programs
Tags: Fall Prevention
Format: PDF

“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

March 2015
Massachusetts Expert Panel on End of Life Care Report
Tags: End of Life
Format: PDF, Report

This report provides a brief snapshot of end of life care activity in Massachusetts since the 2010 report, identifies related themes and trends in MA health care institutions, and conveys current concerns and priorities for improving end of life care in the Commonwealth.

March 2015
Village Sustainability and Engaging a Diverse Membership: Key Findings from a 2013 National Survey
Tags: Age-Friendly Communities, Data
Format: PDF

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.

March 2015
Building Great Communities: Consider an Age-Friendly Community Assessment
Tags: Age-Friendly Communities
Format: PDF

This resource helps communities think through the steps in undertaking an age-friendly community assessment, which can be used as a tools for engaging stakeholders and finding funding.

March 2015
Age-Friendly Communities: The movement to create great places to grow up and grow old in America: An introduction for private and public funders
Tags: Age-Friendly Communities
Format: PDF

This document introduces private philanthropies and local, state, and federal funders to age-friendly communities.