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The LeadingAge Center for Applied Research brings a breadth of knowledge and experience to a wide variety of research areas. The center has earned a national reputation for its ability to translate research findings into real-world policies and practices that improve the lives of older Americans and their caregivers.

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Check Your Inbox for the LeadingAge Key Contacts Survey

LeadingAge has embarked on a landmark, 2-phase initiative to survey its members during 2016. The first phase of the survey began earlier this month when a Key Contacts Survey was emailed to executive directors, chief executive officers, and other leaders of LeadingAge organizations.

Robyn Stone Will Receive M. Powell Lawton Quality of Life Award

Robyn Stone, executive director of the LeadingAge Center for Applied Research, will receive the 2016 M. Powell Lawton Quality of Life Award from the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA) in November.

The Gerontologist Publishes Findings from CFAR Study of Home Health Workers

Job satisfaction, consistent assignment, and health insurance are associated with lower intent to leave a job among home health workers, according to a recent analysis by the LeadingAge Center for Applied Research (CFAR) and Social and Scientific Systems Inc. The Gerontologist published the findings online on April 21.

Bringing Low-Income Elders Out of the Shadows

We should celebrate the fact that poverty among older adults is decreasing, writes Robyn Stone. But let’s not spend too much time patting ourselves on the back.

Robyn Stone Joins PSL Board of Directors

Robyn Stone, executive director of the LeadingAge Center for Applied Research, recently joined the Board of Directors of Presbyterian Senior Living (PSL), a LeadingAge member in Dillsburg, PA.