This toolkit is designed to help municipalities to plan to support their older population to age in place. It includes examples and techniques for coordination and their cost effectiveness. 36 pages. Last reviewed June 2018.
The authors investigated the consequences of subjective experiences of neighbourhood safety and social cohesion on older adults mental health. Their findings suggest the importance of promoting perceived neighbourhood safety and social cohesion particularly for those with functional limitations. 11 pages. Last reviewed June 2018.
The authors investigated both neighbourhood and home as socio-spatial realms of older adults and explored the relationship between health and place. They also looked at objective and subjective measures and their associations with cognition. 11 pages. Last reviewed June 2018.
This submission to the Standing Committee on Human Resources and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities (HUMA) overviews recommendations to support aging well in place, age-friendly communities and dying well. 10 pages. Last reviewed June 2018.
This webpage includes information on research seeking to identify the policy, community and kin-level interventions that influence health outcomes for rural and northern Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal seniors; and to crease an assessment framework to monitor the range and impact of these interventions in supporting seniors' health outcomes in rural and northern areas. Last reviewed June 2018.
This American article seeks to summarize research, practice and policy on community initiatives from the field of aging and beyond. It addresses questions regarding the ways in which communities can affect healthy aging, what age-friendly community initiatives (AFCIs) are, and an overview of past and potential efforts within the U.S. government to support community change processes on behalf of our rapidly aging society. 4 pages. Last reviewed June 2018.
This American publication discusses a collaborative initiative which resulted in the development of a list of indicators that can be measured using information that is readily available and adaptable to local governments, providing low-cost ways for governments to begin to examine the specific needs of their aging population. These indicators reflect a framework of how livable community characteristics influence aging in place. 37 pages. Last reviewed June 2018.