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How Elders Promote Community Resilience After Natural Disasters

The International Association of Homes and Services for the Ageing and the LeadingAge Center for Applied Research are collaborating on 2 projects to explore the important role that older people can play in helping their communities prepare for and remain resilient after natural disasters.

4 Ways to Promote Better Health for an Aging Population

The U.S. health care system is unprepared to support the growing population of sick older Americans, and it isn’t doing enough to keep people healthy into their highest ages, according to a new paper co-authored by Robyn Stone, executive director of the LeadingAge Center for Applied Research.

LeadingAge and its Massachusetts Partners Design Housing Plus Services Study

The LeadingAge Center for Housing Plus Services is working with several partners in Massachusetts to design a new study that will assess the impact of housing plus services programs on residents living in some of the state’s affordable senior housing properties.

The Challenges of Housing Severely Obese Elders

Providers of long-term services and supports are “calamitously underprepared” for the coming onslaught of severely obese elders, writes Dr. Linda Hermer in the September-October edition of AgingToday.

Help Identify Health Reform Priorities for the Next President

The National Academy of Medicine’s Vital Directions for Health and Health Care initiative is shining a spotlight on the challenges and opportunities that the incoming presidential administration must weigh as it charts next steps for health reform in the United States. CAST Chair Mark McClellan is co-chairing the initiative with NAM President Victor J. Dzau.