Home renovations often center on upgrading the kitchen cabinets or selecting a new paint color for the bedroom, but as long as you are at it, a well-thought-out redesign might also include modifications to help you stay in your home as you grow older.
Gerontological Society of America’s 68th Annual Scientific Meeting brings together more than 4,000 of the brightest minds in the field of aging. This meeting is the premier gathering of gerontologists from both the United States and around the world. The 2015 theme is “Aging as a Lifelong Process,” which highlights the fact that what gerontologists study is actually the cumulative outcome of lifelong events that culminate during old age.
Over 3,000 attendees from across the nation and abroad attend the conference to learn, network and participate in the largest multidisciplinary conference covering issues of aging and quality of life for older adults. Mark your calendar now to be a part of this dynamic community of professionals.
From a wheelchair-friendly home bathroom to computer equipment that’s easier on arthritic hands, student innovators from across California designed products and spaces to better serve individuals of all abilities for the USC Davis School of Gerontology’s Morton Kesten Universal Design Competition.
Earlier this month, Hartford unanimously approved its first major zoning overhaul since 1969.
The initiative, known as ZoneHartford, has been in the works for two years, and its formal
adoption marks a shift in the city’s priorities toward more walkable, bike-friendly neighborhoods. ZoneHartford emphasizes form-based code to preserve neighborhood character and includes best practices for complete streets. These practices, including required pedestrian refuges for longer crossings and curb extensions on busier streets, are designed to encourage walking within Hartford while improving driver visibility and pedestrian safety.
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that helps people 50 and older improve the quality of their lives.
US Dept of Health and Human Services (HHS) | AOA is responsible for home and community-based services and programs related to aging. It also focuses on helping empower Americans before and during their later years to make informed decisions about health care options; ensuring the rights of the elderly, to prevent their abuse, neglect and exploitation; and facilitating society to prepare for an aging population.
The CAC at the University of Indianapolis is one of Indiana’s leading centers for Aging Studies, using an interdisciplinary approach to developing partnerships between higher education, business organizations and the community. We are committed to offering outstanding online education to prepare undergraduate and graduate students for successful careers working with, for and on behalf of older adults.
Located at the Royal College of Art, this center undertakes design research and projects with industry that will contribute to improving people’s lives. Its focus is on from design for ageing population to design to improve people’s lives across a range of social needs.
Provides training and education to develop and support skilled, educated and networked professionals who can respond to the increasing demand for home modification services; and act as an information clearinghouse on home modification to equip professionals and consumers with a comprehensive inventory of resources | Fall Prevention Center of Excellence | The National Resource Center on Supportive Housing and Home Modification