Resource Library Search Results


January 2016
Older Adults: Tips for Caregivers
Tags: Family Caregiving
Format: Website

The “Tips for Caregivers” section of CDC’s Health Literacy website has a list of resources for caregivers who serve older adults. For example, the Palliative Care Communication Institute created “A Communication Guide for Caregivers” to help families talk about cancer and get much needed care and support. View this website for more information and tips for caregivers. (Source: CDC)

September 2015
Toolkit on Evidence-Based Programming for Seniors
Tags: Age-Friendly Communities, evidence-based programs
Format: Toolkit, Website

This website is designed for community-based organizations who are interested/mission driven to provide health interventions for seniors. This tool can be used by seasoned professionals and those less familiar with the topic alike. Users can explore paths for learning how to select an EBP as well as how to implement a selected program. This is also a valuable educational tool for universities. Source: NIH-funded Community Research Center for Senior Health

August 2015
Age-Friendly DC Toolkit
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.

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
Environmental Health Fact Sheets for Caregivers
Tags: Age-Friendly Communities, Environment, Medication Management, Safety
Format: PDF, Website

These easy-to-read fact sheets for caregivers are intended to provide advice about environmental hazards ranging from air pollution to drinking water contaminants. For example, how to stay safe during a heat wave, or how to find out about the air quality where you live and how knowing about the air quality could prevent an asthma or heart attack. Source: EPA

May 2015
Depression in Older Adults
Tags: Mental Health
Format: Website

This fact sheet on Depression in Older Adults was created through a collaboration between Mental Health America and the National Council on Aging.

May 2015
Anxiety in Older Adults
Tags: Mental Health
Format: Website

This fact sheet on Anxiety in Older Adults was created through a collaboration between Mental Health America and the National Council on Aging.

May 2015
Elder Justice Policy Brief
Tags: None
Format: Website

This brief from the 2015 White House Conference on Aging  discusses how technology can make older Americans more susceptible to financial exploitation and other forms of elder abuse.

April 2015
AARP Livability Index
Tags: Age-Friendly Communities, Data, Housing, Social Engagement, Transportation
Format: Website

How livable is your community? Use the AARP’s newly launched Livability Index to find out. Communities receive category scores in Housing, Neighborhood, Transportation, Environment, Health, Engagement, and Opportunity.

March 2015
Village to Village Network
Tags: Age-Friendly Communities
Format: Website

The Village to Village Network (VtV) is a national peer-to-peer network to help establish and continuously improve management of their own villages whether in large metropolitan areas, rural towns or suburban settings. The mission of VtV is to enable communities to establish and effectively manage aging in community organizations initiated and inspired by their members