Tag Archives: senior citizens

Strengthening Coordinated Transportation Systems for People with Disabilities and Older Adults

​The goal of this 5-year Department of Health and Human Services project is to build upon proven models and approaches that can be used by states and communities across the country to involve people with disabilities and older adults in the design and implementation of coordinated transportation systems in ways that successfully make those systems responsive to the needs of these populations. Applications due June 6. Learn more and apply... Read more

How Neighborhoods Affect the Health and Well-Being of Older Americans

​Most Americans say they want to age in place in their own communities, but their health and ability to remain independent is shaped in part by their neighborhoods. Research finds that the social, economic, demographic, and physical characteristics of communities may influence older residents’ health and well-being. Learn more... Read more

Aging in Place: Integrating Health and Housing for Low-Income and Chronically Ill Seniors

This webinar from Community Catalyst will provide participants with an understanding of why an aging population requires more effective integration of housing and health care systems, an understanding of the impact that affordable housing has on older adults’ ability to live at home and in the community, and some promising practices at the local and state level to address this problem. Register now... Read more

The Future of Retirement Communities: Walkable and Urban

More older people these days are looking for a community where they can enjoy a full life without a car. In the age of the Fitbit and a growing cohort of active, engaged retirees eager to take their daily 10,000 steps, retirement communities have been slow to change. Enter a new paradigm: the walkable, urban space. It may range from existing neighborhoods in places like Brooklyn or San Francisco to newly built housing within city and suburban cores from coast... Read more

How to Make Land-Use Policies Better for Women, Families, Caregivers and Older Adults

The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) published a new interview titled, “How to Make Land-Use Policies Better for Women, Families, Caregivers, and Older Adults.” In the interview, urban planning professor Mildred Warner addresses ways to make everyday living less stressful for vulnerable populations by improving land-use policies. Read more... Read more