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How Prepared are America's Communities to Handle the Aging Boom?
Date:6/9/2009

tion Foundation in San Diego -- spearheaded a group drumming project for older adults and youth, providing an opportunity for all to learn about rhythm and movement and to reinforce the benefits of a healthy, active lifestyle that can be shared by all.
  • The Miami Behavioral Health Center -- promoted a "Mobility Maps" program to seniors in the Miami-Dade area that alerts seniors to different transportation options based on specific transportation needs.
  • Pinal-Gila Council for Senior Citizens in Arizona -- developed new business partnerships with the 13 Chamber of Commerce organizations in the two-county area with the goal of creating age-appropriate jobs for older adult workers.
  • Thomas J. Brown, Jr. Foundation, Inc. of Kansas City -- recruited skilled professionals with experience in minor interior and exterior home repair and lawn maintenance to help older adults remain in their homes and neighborhoods as long as possible.

  • "This initiative is identifying creative solutions that will help America's communities meet the needs of an unprecedented population of aging Americans looking to comfortably age in place," said Dennis White, president and CEO of MetLife Foundation. "MetLife Foundation is pleased to support these forums because these ongoing conversations will help create livable communities for people of all ages."

    MetLife Foundation -- Established in 1976 by MetLife for the purpose of supporting education, health, civic and cultural organizations. In aging, MetLife funds programs that support healthy aging and address caregiving issues, intergenerational activities, mental fitness and volunteerism. For more information, visit www.metlife.org.

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