Articles on "Aging in Place"

Time to Connect–Seabury Resources for Aging
August 14, 2013 5:46 pm

Time to Connect–Seabury Resources for Aging

By Christy Brudin Whether you are forging a friendship or building a business, creating strong bonds is hard work. In a world filled with quick solutions and easy fixes, the act of building relationships still requires perseverance. Connecting takes time. Seabury Resources for Aging has been taking the time to connect with older adults in the greater Washington, D.C. area for nearly 90 years. The private, nonprofit organization focuses on providing personalized, affordable services and housing options to help older […]

August 8, 2013 3:49 pm

Senior Community Partners with “Aging in Place Village”

Methodist Home Opens Its Doors to Northwest Neighbors Village Northwest Neighbors Village (NNV), a network of support services empowering residents of northwest DC to remain independent at home as long as it is safe to do so, has outgrown its original quarters and secured new office space in The Methodist Home of DC (MHDC). “We are very pleased to relocate our operations to The Methodist Home”, reports Joan Norcutt, Co-President of NNV, “the new office space, a great location and […]

June 24, 2013 1:10 pm

Survey Results – Mobility & Transportation Options for Older Adults – Fairfax County

Key Findings Twenty-seven percent of respondents were unable to get to a destination in the past month. The majority were unaware of the free travel training programs. Those with the lowest annual household incomes are most likely to not leave their homes in a typical week. A significant number restrict driving to avoid rush hours, inclement weather, and driving after dark. Thirty-four percent of older adults and people with disabilities who have difficulty finding transportation are not aware of any […]

May 28, 2013 2:18 pm

People on the Move – Cleveland Park Village

Veteran health and education activist Susan Hester takes office as founding Executive Director of Cleveland Park Village. “For the first year, my vision for Cleveland Park Village has four aspects,” she told a gathering at the Cleveland Park Congregational Church in March. “To make it a reliable neighborhood resource; to create a corps of dependable volunteers; to become a visible neighborhood presence; and to enhance community spirit.” A North Carolina native, Hester has lived in Washington since she arrived in […]

May 28, 2013 2:14 pm

MIT AgeLab Reveal Benefits of Exercise on Mature Drivers

The Hartford Center for Mature Market Excellence and MIT AgeLab released a  new study findings on the benefits of exercise for mature drivers. The study, involving drivers ages 60-74, found that exercise can enhance flexibility and range of motion, key factors to safe driving as one ages. With more Americans getting healthier and living longer (Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics, August 2012), this study offers insight into how exercise can keep older adults on the road longer as well. […]

May 28, 2013 2:11 pm

TOOLS FOR COMMUNITIES TO ASSESS THEIR LIVABILITY AND “AGING IN PLACE” STATUS

Communities in the U.S. can follow a relatively simple and low cost initial set of indicators to determine if their services meet the needs of an aging population.  These indicators can be measured using information that is readily available and adaptable to local governments, providing a low-cost way for local governments to begin to examine the specific needs of their aging populations. According to the study, Livable Community Indicators for Sustainable Aging in Place, from the MetLife Mature Market Institute […]

Working Into Retirement
April 4, 2013 8:52 pm

Working Into Retirement

Retiring…and Keeping Your Day Job When we think of a “retirement community,” we tend to picture seniors at leisure, playing games and polishing their golf clubs. But that picture can be quickly shattered by a number of well-dressed CEO-types striding purposefully out the front door of Beaumont at Bryn Mawr. They’re setting off for work. For these Beaumont residents, keeping their day job into retirement is a choice. As a 2011 AARP study suggests, 31 percent of people turning 65 […]

January 17, 2013 3:11 pm

Virginia Livable Home Tax Credit Program

Virginia Livable Home Tax Credit Program.  This program is designed to improve accessibility and universal visitability in Virginia’s residential units.  It provides state tax credits for the purchase of new units or the retrofitting of existing housing units. Virginia allocates $1 million per year to the Livable Home Tax Credit Program.  Tax credits are available for up to $5,000 for the purchase/construction of a new accessible residence and up to 50 percent for the cost of retrofitting existing units, not […]

January 17, 2013 2:49 pm

Remodeling to “Age in Place” Research

Boomers.  One word says it all.  They’re numerous — representing 44  percent of the U.S. population*) — they like to be heard, and they’re  redefining society’s opinion of aging in America.  Boomers don’t  consider “aging in place,” but rather “living in place.”  And as they  do, they’ll continue to invest in their homes to ensure a safe,  comfortable and stylish living place.  What happens when “generation  ageless” collides with the trend of aging in place?  Moen calls it “Reinventing Aging.” […]

December 17, 2012 7:11 pm

National Study of Aging in Place “Villages”

In collaboration with Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, researchers at the Center for the Ad-vanced Study of Aging Services at the University of California, Berkeley, directed data collection for Villages. This report presents key findings to provide a national “snapshot” of Villages throughout the U.S. The report addresses: Organizational Characteristics Finances Community Setting and Membership Characteristics Services Provided Organizational Governance and Collaborations Click here to access study