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What Lucille Ball Can Teach Communities about Preparing for Longevity

Kathryn Lawler, manager of the Aging and Health Resources Division at the Atlanta Regional Commission, sees a classic 1952 episode of I Love Lucy as a perfect metaphor for community designers' inability to prepare adequately for a rapidly aging population. 

How Applied Research Could Change Lives in Singapore

When Robyn Stone finished presenting 6 workshops on applied research at SIM University in Singapore this winter, she knew she’d made a big impression on her students, who are pursuing their master’s degrees in gerontology. The executive director of the LeadingAge Center for Applied Research also felt confident that the practical knowledge she shared in Singapore could eventually help improve the lives of older people in the Asian city-state.

2 Minutes with Robyn Stone

In a new video, Robyn Stone explains the role of the Center for Applied Research and what its work means to LeadingAge members and to the future of aging in this country.

LeadingAge Center for Applied Research: 2014 Annual Report

The LeadingAge Center for Applied Research translates research findings into real-world policies and practices that improve the lives of older Americans and their caregivers. During 2014, the Center conducted groundbreaking work in its 2 signature research areas: housing plus services and workforce. These and other exciting research initiatives are described in our 2014 Annual Report.

Exploring the Immigrant Home Health Workforce

The majority of immigrant home health workers participating in the 2007 National Home Health Aide Survey were married women of color who were over age 45, had some college education, but earned less per hour than the average U.S. worker. These and other findings appear in a new research brief released in January by the LeadingAge Center for Applied Research.