Robyn I. Stone, a noted researcher and leading international authority on aging and long-term care policy, joined LeadingAge to establish and oversee the LeadingAge Center for Applied Research. Dr. Stone periodically shares her perspectives on the center’s research work and on policy issues affecting older adults.
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We should celebrate the fact that poverty among older adults is decreasing, writes Robyn Stone. But let’s not spend too much time patting ourselves on the back.
Robyn Stone describes what it's like to be part of a groundbreaking initiative designed to actively engage 2 groups of older adults that researchers in aging often overlook: residents of nursing homes, and older adults with restricted mobility who live at home.
Robyn Stone attended a recent brainstorming session about food insecurity among older adults. She left the meeting with a hopeful vision of what might be possible -- and with 4 steps that she believes would be a great start in tackling this serious problem.
Annual reports are great tools for gauging an organization’s progress – but they have their limitations. But it’s even better to witness firsthand how those achievements are making a real difference in the attitudes and practices of people who have a stake in what you’re trying to accomplish.
An invisible electronic network called a Health Information Exchange (HIE) holds great promise for facilitating aging in community, even though few older adults have ever heard of it and none will ever use it directly.