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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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Wake-Up Call from the IOM: We’re Not Ready to Meet Geriatric Mental Health Needs

Robyn Stone reflects on her 12-month tenure as a member of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Committee on the Mental Health Workforce for Geriatric Populations. Stone hopes the committee's July 2012 report will serve as a wake-up call for consumers, policy makers, mental health professionals, and providers of long-term services and supports. 

Foreclosures and the Elderly: What if LeadingAge Members Could Help?

A growing number of people in the finance, housing and aging fields – including Robyn Stone – are beginning to think that providers of long-term services and supports might be able to salvage something good from the foreclosure crisis through a little creative thinking and a lot of collaboration.

Livable Communities: A Discussion at the Bellagio Conference

Robyn Stone just returned from Italy with a renewed appreciation for how livable communities could help providers of aging services support the older adults who live within and outside their care settings.

2012 Conference Sessions Highlight Current Research in 3 Areas

Register today for 3 sessions that the Center for Applied Research will present at the 2012 LeadingAge Annual Meeting on Oct. 21-24 in Denver. These sessions will focus on person-centered care, service enriched housing and the mental health and substance abuse workforce.

Center for Housing Plus Services: Making it Easier to Age in Place

Aging in place isn’t as easy as it sounds. But Robyn Stone is confident that a new Center for Housing Plus Services at LeadingAge will change that. This blog originally was published by the Huffington Post.