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AARP Livability Index


The Livability Index scores neighborhoods and communities across the U.S. for the services and amenities that impact your life the most. This website includes a variety of research and resources relevant to age-friendly communities.

Loneliness and Social Connections: A National Survey of Adults 45 and Older

AARP Foundation

About one-third of U.S. adults age 45 and older report feeling lonely — and, due to an increased number of aging adults, the number is growing. A survey by AARP Foundation finds that those who have low income are especially vulnerable. Nearly half of midlife and older adults with annual incomes o

The Brain and Social Connectedness:GCBH Recommendations on Social Engagement and Brain Health

Global Council on Brain Health

Given the importance of the topic of social engagement for people of all cultures, the GCBH convened a meeting to discuss current scientific evidence underlying the question: how does social engagement affect our brain health as we age? On October 20-22, 2016, members of the GCBH met at Age UK in Lo

The National Resource Center on LGBT Aging (US)

The National Resource Center on LGBT Aging

The National Resource Center on LGBT Aging is the first and only technical assistance resource center in the US aimed at improving the quality of services and supports offered to lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender older adults.   Featured Resources A Practical Guide to Creating Welcomi

Self-Management BC

Rhonda Carriere

Self-Management BC provides free patient education for adults living with chronic health conditions and their caregivers throughout BC. Our programs are evidence-based and offered in community group workshops, as well as in an individualized telephone-based format with the Self-Management Health Co

The "Seniors Village Hub" Movement

Peter Kenyon

This document describes the "Seniors Village Hub" Movement and lists more detailed information and resources as compiled by Peter Kenyon, Bank of I.D.E.A.S. Australia (March, 2019) Studies reveal that 3 out of 4 adults 50+ years want to remain in their homes, streets and communities as they age. Th

The rewards and challenges that come with caregiving

McMaster Optimal Aging Portal

In Canada alone, more than eight million people – or 28% of the population aged 15 and over – provide care to older adult family members or friends, and the numbers will continue to climb as the proportion of older adults continues to rise. Eighty percent of older adults and people with long-

Components and Outcomes of Internet-Based Interventions for Caregivers of Older Adults:Systematic Review

Cassioppée Guay, MScOT et al

This review looks at: Caregivers for older adults deal with physical and emotional stress, which puts them at a high risk for depression and anxiety. Internet-based interventions are often used to offer services such as online counselling, self-help education, and professional feedback.  What

The State of Evaluation in Canada: Measurement and Evaluation Practices in Canada's Charitable Sector

Imagine Canada

This national report provides the first comprehensive look at how Canadian charities are measuring and evaluating their work, how they are talking with their funders about evaluation, and what enablers and barriers they are facing. In 2018, we surveyed charities across Canada about their measuremen


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