Aging Ready Communities - Challenges, Opportunities, National and Local Models - November 30, 2011
Aging in place experts, Philip B. Stafford, Ph.D., Director of the Center on Aging and Community at Indiana Institute on Disability and Community at Indiana University, and Mia Oberlink, M.A., Project Director, Community Innovations for Aging in Place Initiative TAG Team and Senior Research Associate for the Center for Home Care Policy and Research, Visiting Nurse Services of New York, shared their insight and knowledge about the positive influences, productive potential and healthy benefits of aging-ready communities.
2-1-1 Barometer: Connecticut's Older Adults
Ensuring that older adults remain connected to needed resources is essential to community-based strategies for this growing segment of our population. This 2-1-1 Barometer reviews the thousands of calls 2-1-1 receives annually from older adults or their family members for resources and programs designed to assist older adults, including some interesting United Way initiatives aimed at aging in place.
Aging in Connecticut
This overview of Aging in Connecticut appeared in the Council's September 2011 member eBrief. It includes select aging stats and an update of the 2-year EngAGEment Initiave and the findings from the Aging Baseline Survey of Connecticut funders.
Baseline Survey Report for EngAGEment Initiative
To establish a baseline of information, this past June 2011, the Council surveyed its members and non-members to determine their current “aging” awareness, activities and future programming ideas. This baseline survey was conducted as part of the Council's work on the EngAGEment Initiative, a national program led by Grantmakers in Aging (GIA) on philanthropy and aging issues. The overall goal of this two-year initiative is to build Connecticut Funders’ understanding, interest and momentum around aging issues.