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

Many of Robyn Stone's friends nodded politely a few weeks back when she told them that she had been elected to the Institute of Medicine (IOM). In her latest blog, Stone offers her own unsolicited responses to 2 questions she believes her friends—and others—should be asking about the IOM.

What We Can Learn from Taiwan about Caring for Older People

Robyn Stone and other American experts are helping the government of Taiwan design a system of care for older adults—entirely from scratch. In her latest blog, Stone suggests that Americans should watch closely as Taiwan rolls out this new care delivery system. We might learn some valuable lessons about how to transform our own system of long-term services and supports. 

What Computer Geeks Taught Me About the Future of Aging

Robyn Stone explains how college students participating in last year’s LeadingAge HackFest eased her fears about the future of aging services. The key to our future success, writes Stone, will be our ability to welcome nontraditional partners to our work. This blog originally appeared in The Huffington Post.

The Downside of Longevity

Medical science deserves hearty congratulations for extending the lifespan of Americans to 80 years and beyond. But there’s a problem: When Americans do reach the end of our lives, that same medical establishment finds it very difficult to let us go in peace. This blog originally appeared in The Huffington Post.

How Good Data Can Help Low-Income Elderly Age in Community

Robyn Stone says that a new study by the Lewin Group, the LeadingAge Center for Applied Research and The Moran Company sends a powerful message about the dramatic difference that affordable senior housing properties could make in the lives of low-income older adults. This blog originally appeared in The Huffington Post.