Lesson 6: Creating Elder-Friendly Communities

Course Materials

1. “Age-Friendly Communities”
Debra Whitman, AARP Executive Vice President for Policy Strategy, and International Affairs, AARP International, The Journal, 2013.

Communities that adapt age-friendly features become more desirable places to live, to visit and to spend time.

2. The Benefits of Intergenerational Programs
Generations United, 2007.

A fact sheet discussing Intergenerational Programs, which are social vehicles that offer younger and older generations the opportunities to interact and become engaged in issues concerning our society.

3. “Culture Change in Aging Services (pdf)”
Michele Holleran, PhD; American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging, 2009

This article discusses the impact that culture change has had on aging services. It also reviews the many different culture change models that have been recently adapted into patient care.

4. “Aging in Community: the Communitarian Alternative to Aging in Place”
Janice Blanchard. Generations: Journal of American Society on Aging, Winter 2013-2014.

In this article, the author talks about aging in community and the effects that this new approach has had on life expectancy, finances, and overall quality of life in the final stages.

5. Indicators List: Essential Elements of an Elder Friendly Community
Center for Homecare Policy and Research

A short report discussing the benefits of community living, as well as reviewing all the components of this emerging lifestyle trend.



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