Category Archives: Older Adults

Why People Being Served Need to Be Included in Planning

People who are the focus of our plans, services, initiatives, funding, policies or other work should be at the table, as part of the diverse constituency helping to shape the plans. Why? Because it’s the right thing to do. It’s … Continue reading

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Building an Age-Friendly Community

Age-friendly communities, as defined by the World Health Organization (WHO), are those that older adults find to be welcoming. These are communities and regions that are actively friendly toward, and supportive of, older adults. Age-Friendly Community Framework The World Health … Continue reading

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Surfing the “Silver Tsunami”

The aging of our population, or ‘Silver Tsunami,’ as it’s often called, is not something in the future that requires preparation. That’s why it’s called a tsunami, a wave created by an earthquake. Ken Dychtwald was one of the first … Continue reading

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Evidence Based Practice Standards and Your Programs

They have been called “best practices,” “effective practices,” “promising practices,” and  “evidence based practices” (EBPs). Whatever the “nom du jour,” the emphasis continues to focus on identifying what works and funding programs that demonstrate effective practices and strong outcomes. With … Continue reading

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Building Strategies to Address the Silver Wave

Did you know that the fastest growing age cohort in the U.S. is adults aged 65 and older? Between 2000 and 2010, the percentage of the country’s population aged 65 and older grew by just over 15%, and is expected … Continue reading

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