“Call to Action: Building A Housing Agenda For Older New Yorkers,” a new report from LeadingAge, calls for aging to be a priority in the development, regulation and preservation of affordable housing with a supportive service network to encourage safe and healthy community living.
Aging services providers attending the PEAK Leadership Summit on March 17 gained important insights into how they might bring health services to housing properties through partnerships with local health care providers.
The LeadingAge Center for Applied Research is using a $120,000 grant from AARP Foundation to develop materials that will help providers of affordable senior housing build mutually beneficial collaborations with health care providers.
Providers of health care and affordable senior housing can change the lives of low-income older adults and help the nation meet its health reform goals. That may seem like a tall order. But Robyn Stone maintains that if these partners find creative ways to work together, they can take affordable senior housing to a whole new level.
It takes time to recover emotionally from years of chronic homelessness. For 35 formerly homeless older adults living at Merritt Crossing Senior Apartments in Oakland, CA, every day of that recovery period begins with a friendly wave from Resident Services Coordinator Anna Cheung.