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The Case For Age-Friendly Communities, Margaret Neal, Alan Kenneth Delatorre Feb 2016

The Case For Age-Friendly Communities, Margaret Neal, Alan Kenneth Delatorre

Institute on Aging Publications

The report was funded by Grantmakers In Aging, an organization dedicated to promoting and strengthening grantmaking for an aging society. The movement toward age-friendly communities is growing, with the key impetus being population aging. Beyond what individuals themselves can do to age optimally, the movement to create communities that are age friendly focuses on how the economic, physical, and social environments can be improved to address not only the needs but also maximize the assets of an aging population, for the benefit of all.


Evaluating Your Age-Friendly Community Program: A Step-By-Step Guide, Margaret B. Neal, Iris Wernher Oct 2014

Evaluating Your Age-Friendly Community Program: A Step-By-Step Guide, Margaret B. Neal, Iris Wernher

Institute on Aging Publications

This guidebook was developed to help you document and evaluate your community’s progress in becoming more age friendly. Although this task may sound intimidating, with a small dose of courage and by understanding a few key terms, the building blocks of evaluation can come alive and help guide your work.


Aging And Equity In The Greater Portland Metropolitan Region, Alan Kenneth Delatorre, Margaret B. Neal Jan 2014

Aging And Equity In The Greater Portland Metropolitan Region, Alan Kenneth Delatorre, Margaret B. Neal

Institute on Aging Publications

Aging and Equity in the Greater Portland Metropolitan Region discusses the opportunities and needs created by the increase in older adults in the region. The 65 and older population is expected to more than double over the next two decades, to over half a million people. Planning for the inevitable and unprecedented aging of our population provides an opportunity to improve our environments while becoming a leader in the push to create sustainable, equitable, and age-friendly communities.


Action Plan For An Age-Friendly Portland, The Age-Friendly Portland Advisory Council Oct 2013

Action Plan For An Age-Friendly Portland, The Age-Friendly Portland Advisory Council

Institute on Aging Publications

The goal of this Action Plan is to enhance Portland, Oregon’s age friendliness. As defined by the World Health Organization (WHO), an "age friendly" city:

  • has structures and services that are accessible and inclusive of older people with varying needs and capacities
  • emphasizes enablement rather than disablement, and
  • is friendly for people of all ages and abilities

The action steps that comprise this plan are intended to move Portland toward future development and activities that foster not only physical environments but also social and service environments that meet these criteria, making Portland a community for all ages.


Working Caregivers: Issues, Challenges, And Opportunities For The Aging Network, Margaret B. Neal, Donna Wagner Jan 2002

Working Caregivers: Issues, Challenges, And Opportunities For The Aging Network, Margaret B. Neal, Donna Wagner

Institute on Aging Publications

This paper provides an overview of the issues associated with working caregivers. We will examine the social and demographic trends influencing the growth of this group, their characteristics and their contributions to elders, and the consequences of caregiving for caregivers and their work. Next, we will briefly describe the various employer-initiated programs currently in place to support working caregivers and the evolution of these programs, followed by federal and state governments’ response to working caregivers, to date. The remainder of the paper details the potential role of the aging network in better supporting working caregivers, including current best practices and ...