Robyn's Read

Robyn I. Stone, a noted researcher and leading international authority on aging and long-term care policy, joined LeadingAge as the senior vice president of Research. Dr. Stone periodically shares her perspectives on the center’s research work and on policy issues affecting older adults. 

 

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Lights! Camera! Action!

After 2 years of intensive planning, the LeadingAge LTSS Center @ UMass Boston has taken its place on the national research stage.

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  1. The Immigrant Workforce: It’s (Still) Not about Warm Bodies

    It’s not just about “warm bodies.” My colleagues are getting a little tired of hearing me use this refrain every time they ask panicked questions about the workforce crisis in the field of long-term services and supports. Yes, we will need many more direct care workers in a variety of care settings to provide ...

  2. Housing Plus Services: What’s Not to Like?

    A half century ago, journalist Dorothy Kilgallen unwittingly changed the American lexicon when she reviewed a 1963 film called Charade: “It has Audrey Hepburn, Cary Grant, Paris in living color, and a beautiful score by Henry Mancini,” she wrote. “So, what's not to like?”Kilgallen’s simple, 5-word question sums up my own ...

  3. Our Job is to Enable Well-Being

    In 2012, noted author and surgeon Atul Gawande went on a mission to find community-based service models that could help older people live successfully “all the way to the end of their lives.” He found one such model at Peter Sanborn Place, a 73-unit affordable housing property and LeadingAge member in Reading, MA.Sanborn Place ...

  4. IOM: The Most Influential Organization You’ve Never Heard Of

    Many of my friends nodded politely a few weeks back when I told them that I had been elected to the Institute of Medicine ...

  5. Transitioning from Care to Engagement

    Robyn Stone, executive director of the LeadingAge Center for Applied Research, addressed LeadingAge members during a General Session at this year’s Annual Meeting in Nashville. Here is a transcript of her talk.A few weeks ago, our team at the LeadingAge Center for Applied Research went on a site visit to FairShare Housing’s ...