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May 2019
AARP: Engaging the Community to Create Community
Tags: Age-Friendly Communities, Social Engagement
Format: Report

Using Cities of Service’s citizen engagement model and experience helping mayors work with residents to solve problems, as well as AARP’s age-friendly-communities model and experience working with communities and volunteers, this free booklet offers examples of effective strategies, initiatives and programs employed by mayors in towns and cities throughout the United States.

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June 2018
A Scan of Transportation Options Available for Older People in Massachusetts
Tags: Age-Friendly Communities, Transportation
Format: Report

The Governor’s Council to Address Aging Issues in Massachusetts established workgroups to focus on several key areas: caregiving, employment, housing, and transportation. The transportation workgroup recognized that to make informed recommendations it needed a thorough understanding of the transportation services available to older people in Massachusetts. The first step was to conduct a scan of transportation services in the state and to learn more about national best practices.

Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Boston Gerontology Institute conducted this scan during the spring of 2018 with the financial support of the Tufts Health Plan Foundation.

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.

April 2016
Age-Friendly Communities Evaluation Guide: Using Indicators to Measure Progress
Tags: Age-Friendly Communities, Evaluation
Format: Report, Website

The Public Health Agency of Canada has developed an Age-Friendly Communities Evaluation Guide as part of its commitment to promote the Age-Friendly Community model throughout Canada.  The guide provides information and tools to measure indicators of age-friendliness.  43 outcome indicators that are based on the eight domains of AFC are identified in the guide to help communities measure the progress of their age-friendly activities.

Source: Public Health Agency of Canada

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.

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

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.

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 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
Services for Individuals with I/DD in the U.S. Territories
Tags: Disabilities, Mental Health
Format: PDF, Report

This new grantee report outlines services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) in the U.S.territories. The territory report includes information about employment status, employment and education services, and trends in community living for people with disabilities living in American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Source: Administration for Community Living (ACL)