Navigation Links
Policy gurus advocate community-based approaches to senior housing
Date:5/29/2009

The latest installment of Public Policy & Aging Report (PPAR, Vol. 19, No. 1) evaluates current models of creating sustainable lifelong communities for people of all ages. The issue's four articles also explore some of the controversies associated with options presently available.

In the lead article, Jon Pynoos, PhD, and Caroline Cicero, MSW, MPL, track the United States' progress in the development of aging-friendly communities. These include home modification and community-level innovations designed to lessen isolation and increase social interaction.

Stephen Golant, PhD, suggests that aging in place (i.e., using physical and social structures to allow older adults to remain in their homes as long as possible) may be an inappropriate option for many elders due to financial barriers, local policies, and flawed data about its actual appeal. He urges people to recognize when appropriate community alternatives are necessary.

Next, Kathryn Lawler, MPP, and Cathie Berger, LMSW, explore the Atlanta Regional Commission's comprehensive planning and design activities for creating communities that benefit all ages.

Andrew Blechman uses the final article to profile The Villages, an age-restricted community in central Florida. He critiques this upscale option, noting that private ownership impinges on traditional public functions and that troublesome intergenerational and racial issues lurk in the background of such a community.

Additionally, Sarah Frey contributes eight case studies of today's most innovative residential options for seniors.


'/>"/>

Contact: Todd Kluss
tkluss@geron.org
202-587-2839
The Gerontological Society of America
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Coalition Commends Senators Baucus, Grassley for Including Prevention, Wellness of Chronic Disease in Recent Paper on Coverage Policy Options
2. Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Presents National Forum: Childrens Health: The Future of Food & Nutrition Policy
3. National Press Club to Host NEWSMAKER Media Briefing on Cancer Policy
4. Major Stakeholders in Health Reform Debate Call for Greater Focus on Disease Prevention and Management in Senate Finance Committees Policy Options Paper
5. United Spinal Associations 2nd Annual Disability Leadership & Policy Summit: Health Issues and People with Disabilities
6. Partners in Policymaking Graduates New Generation of Disability Leaders
7. 'Roadmap to a Cure': The ALS Association Hosts Annual National ALS Advocacy Day and Public Policy Conference in Washington, D.C.
8. Top Policy Groups Take Action to Create Healthy Communities, Prevent Childhood Obesity
9. Frontier Airlines Extends Mexico Travel Policy for Customers With Concerns About Swine Flu
10. Kaiser Family Foundation Launches Daily Global Health Policy Report and Policy Tracking Tool As Part of New Web Gateway Focusing on U.S. Global Health Policy
11. Payment reform and solutions to challenges facing primary care addressed in policy papers
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/31/2015)... ... July 31, 2015 , ... Jacksonville-based drug and ... True North Conference Center. The medical community, social workers, law enforcement, and government ... more aligned in the effort to better understand and combat sex trafficking. Lead ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... ... July 31, 2015 , ... Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin ... re-branded their social media profiles to better connect with the public. The agency ... find information, share insights and opinions. The Rally Insurance Group, Inc.’s pledge to ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... ... 31, 2015 , ... Coco Libre announced today that their flagship Organic Coconut ... 2015 Vans US Open of Surfing, July 25 through August 2 in Huntington Beach, ... on the market, is a natural choice given the Open’s commitment to sustainable practices. ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... Washington, PA (PRWEB) , ... July 31, 2015 , ... ... specialties, is excited to launch three new Board Exam Courses. , The additions ... Smartest Doc Board Exam Prep from MDLinx makes preparing for the exam easy and ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... NY (PRWEB) , ... July 31, 2015 , ... Ticket ... Theatre . Those looking to catch a new and refreshing show on Broadway, ... numerous awards and achievements including an Obie Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, Drama Desk ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Lakeview Health Links Sex Trafficking and Addiction in Special Jacksonville Educational Workshop 2Health News:Lakeview Health Links Sex Trafficking and Addiction in Special Jacksonville Educational Workshop 3Health News:Rally Insurance Group, Inc. Connects to Customers Through Re-branded Social Media Profiles 2Health News:Coco Libre Brings Eco-conscious Hydration to Vans US Open of Surfing 2Health News:MDLinx Offers Three New Board Exam Prep Courses - Gastroenterology, Pulmonology and Allergy/Immunology 2Health News:MDLinx Offers Three New Board Exam Prep Courses - Gastroenterology, Pulmonology and Allergy/Immunology 3Health News:Cheap Hamilton Tickets at Richard Rodgers Theatre: Ticket Down Slashes Ticket Prices for Hamilton in New York City at the Richard Rodgers Theatre 2Health News:Cheap Hamilton Tickets at Richard Rodgers Theatre: Ticket Down Slashes Ticket Prices for Hamilton in New York City at the Richard Rodgers Theatre 3Health News:Cheap Hamilton Tickets at Richard Rodgers Theatre: Ticket Down Slashes Ticket Prices for Hamilton in New York City at the Richard Rodgers Theatre 4Health News:Cheap Hamilton Tickets at Richard Rodgers Theatre: Ticket Down Slashes Ticket Prices for Hamilton in New York City at the Richard Rodgers Theatre 5Health News:Cheap Hamilton Tickets at Richard Rodgers Theatre: Ticket Down Slashes Ticket Prices for Hamilton in New York City at the Richard Rodgers Theatre 6Health News:Cheap Hamilton Tickets at Richard Rodgers Theatre: Ticket Down Slashes Ticket Prices for Hamilton in New York City at the Richard Rodgers Theatre 7
... , TUESDAY, Feb. 21 (HealthDay News) -- Insulin production may ... according to a new study. The findings add to ... the onset of the disease is longer than previously believed, ... thought that beta cell function completely ceased in patients with ...
... recession was the longest and most severe since World War ... at the slowest rate in over 50 years, suggesting that ... that these cut backs were not limited to Americans who ... at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School ...
... , New Rochelle, NY, February 21, 2012Faith-based advocacy has ... obesity, but evidence is needed to support this assertion ... policy can contribute to promoting permanent lifestyle changes. This ... journal Childhood Obesity celebrating the second anniversary ...
... News) -- Researchers who traced the evolution of a ... livestock to humans say their findings highlight the dangers ... The international team of scientists studied methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus ... livestock-associated MRSA, which most often infects people with direct ...
... By reformulating the common cancer drug imatinib (Gleevec), researchers ... step toward improving the effectiveness of chronic pain management ... Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Narcotics such as ... time, tolerance to the pain-relieving effects of these drugs ...
... rescues malignant cells from destruction by extending the protective caps ... triggers resistance pathways that allow cancer to survive and spread, ... . "Telomerase is overexpressed in many advanced cancers, but ... understand what it does and how it does it," said ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Type 1 Diabetes May Develop More Slowly Than Thought 2Health News:Recession and high co-pays tied to fewer colonoscopy screenings among people with health insurance 2Health News:Childhood obesity -- can faith-based organizations make a difference? 2Health News:Pig-to-Human 'Superbug' May Be Due to Animal Antibiotics 2Health News:Reformulated imatinib eliminates morphine tolerance in lab studies 2Health News:Blocking telomerase kills cancer cells but provokes resistance, progression 2Health News:Blocking telomerase kills cancer cells but provokes resistance, progression 3Health News:Blocking telomerase kills cancer cells but provokes resistance, progression 4
(Date:7/31/2015)... , July 31, 2015  Physicians and payers ... the biopharmaceutical market. Patients are better informed and ... and switching therapies. This shift in power is ... efforts toward patient-focused marketing. As part ... have learned it,s important to educate, communicate and ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... N.C. , July 31, 2015  In today,s ... customers who are increasingly mobile, increasingly connected, and increasingly ... growing variety of customer interaction channels and tools is ... including social media. According to research ... over the counter (OTC) segment in a call center ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... -- Seeger Weiss LLP is reporting that on July 13, 2015, ... C.R. Bard, the manufacturer of Inferior vena cava (IVC) ... the agency found at two of Bard,s facilities. Bard was ... them during Inspectional Observations that occurred on November 18, 2014, ... , location and on October 6, 2014, through November ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Consumers Forcing Pharmaceutical Industry to Shift its Marketing Focus from Products to Patients 2Best Practices in Building World-Class Consumer & Over-the-Counter Call Centers 2Seeger Weiss LLP Reports That The FDA Has Issued A Warning Letter To IVC Filter Manufacturer, C.R. Bard 2Seeger Weiss LLP Reports That The FDA Has Issued A Warning Letter To IVC Filter Manufacturer, C.R. Bard 3
... Cornerstone Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a privately-held pharmaceutical company, announced ... Ph.D., a founding member of the Whitehead Institute for ... has joined the company,s Scientific Advisory Board. , ... oncogene (the ras oncogene that causes normal ...
... Oct. 7 AMN Healthcare Services, Inc. (NYSE: AHS ... will host its quarterly conference call to discuss third quarter ... Time. The company also expects to issue an earnings news ... market at approximately 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time. , A live ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Cornerstone Pharmaceuticals Adds Acclaimed Cancer Research Pioneer Robert A. Weinberg, Ph.D. to Its Scientific Advisory Board 2Cornerstone Pharmaceuticals Adds Acclaimed Cancer Research Pioneer Robert A. Weinberg, Ph.D. to Its Scientific Advisory Board 3AMN Healthcare Services to Host 2009 Third Quarter Earnings Conference Call on Thursday, October 29, 2009 2
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
Medicine Products: