Robyn's Read

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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Featured Content

3 Ways You Can Help Develop the Next Generation of LTSS Leaders

A laundry list of challenges will face leaders in the field of long-term services and supports (LTSS) over the next decade. How can we ensure that we'll have leaders with the skills to meet these challenges? Robyn Stone has a few ideas. They all require a personal commitment from you.

MacArthur Grant: Reinforcing LeadingAge Imperatives

A $698,000 grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation will help the LeadingAge Center for Applied Research assess whether affordable housing settings can serve as effective platforms for meeting the health and long-term care needs of low-income older residents. The groundbreaking research project will also reinforce 3 of the LeadingAge Leadership Imperatives.

Chapters: Public Health for an Aging Society

Robyn Stone has written a chapter about long-term care in a new book entitled “Public Health for an Aging Society.” In her blog, Stone encourages LeadingAge members to adopt public health strategies that advance the health and wellbeing of entire communities.

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.