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Older Adults as Community Resources - November 28, 2012 Program
Connecticut is the 7th oldest state in the nation, and as more residents turn 65 every day, it will age even more rapidly. With this new reality comes an unprecedented societal opportunity to tap into a dynamic force ̶ seasoned adults ready to create their own ‘third acts” -- to address community challenges.
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.