Government agencies and nonprofit organizations are key players in helping city-dwelling elders age in community. But they can’t do it alone, writes Robyn Stone. That’s where 7-Eleven comes in.
Bringing Low-Income Elders Out of the Shadows
The issue of poverty got me into the aging field 40 years ago. I was horrified to learn that 33% of older Americans lived below the poverty line. I wanted to do something about that.As I look back on the last 4 decades, I take some satisfaction in knowing that our nation has made incredible strides in improving the lives and the ...
What Do Older Adults Want from Researchers?
About a year ago, Amy Eisenstein took an important walk across the Chicago campus of LeadingAge member CJE SeniorLife.Amy had just become director of CJE’s Leonard Schanfield Research Institute. And she really wanted to meet residents of CJE’s Lieberman Center for Health and Rehabilitation.The visit wasn’t just a formality. ...
4 Ways to Tackle Food Insecurity Among Your Residents and Clients
A few years back, a friend’s mother was living happily in a suburban New York senior housing property when she began to show signs of physical decline. Fainting episodes led to multiple falls, eventually prompting family members to encourage their mother’s move to a nearby assisted living community.After the move, the fainting ...
What a 24-Year-Old Taught Me about the Future of Applied Research
Annual reports are great tools for gauging an organization’s progress -- but they have their limitations. Sure, it’s a pleasure to see your achievements described in an impressive annual document, especially when you’ve had a standout year, like the LeadingAge Center for Applied Research (CFAR) did in 2015. But it’s even ...
HIE: A Promising Strategy for Helping Senior Housing Residents Stay Out of the Hospital
Many technology solutions are designed to foster aging in community by making it easier for older adults to take their medications without assistance, manage their chronic conditions, avoid falls, and reduce isolation. I appreciate the value of these technologies to help older adults remain in their homes and communities. However, ...