Community Resources

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Administration on Aging
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Offers a comprehensive, coordinated and cost-effective system of home and community-based services that helps elderly individuals maintain their health and independence in their homes and communities.
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Vital Aging Network
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Promotes self-determination, civic engagement, and personal growth for people as they age, through education, leadership development, and opportunities for connection. Also offers a Vital Communities Toolkit that helps planners measure their communities against key assets that support vital aging.
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WomanSage
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Provides opportunities and education to enhance and empower older women - their families, careers and communities.
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The World Café
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This is a simple, effective, and flexible format for hosting large group dialogue. World Café can be modified to meet a wide variety of needs. Specifics of context, numbers, purpose, location, and other circumstances are factored into each event's unique invitation, design, and question choice.
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Age Wave
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One of the nation’s thought leaders on population aging and its profound business, social, healthcare, financial, workforce and cultural implications.
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Aging Parents and Elder Care
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Offers resources and tips for anyone providing care for an aging parent, elderly spouse, domestic partner or close friend.
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American Society on Aging
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Develops leadership, knowledge and skills to address the challenges and opportunities of a diverse aging society. Membership is multidisciplinary and inclusive of professionals who are concerned with the physical, emotional, social, economic and spiritual aspects of aging.
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BetterTogether
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This initiative of Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government calls for a nationwide campaign to redirect a downward spiral of civic apathy and offers a framework for sustained, broad-based social change to restore America’s civic virtue. Provides interactive ways to learn how Americans are connecting as well as tools and strategies for how to connect.
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National Council on Aging
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Brings together nonprofit organizations, businesses, and government to develop creative solutions that improve the lives of all older adults from finding jobs and benefits, to improving their health, and remaining active in their communities.
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National Center for Creative Aging
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A national clearinghouse dedicated to fostering an understanding of the vital relationship between creative expression and quality of life for older adults. Focuses on three target areas: Health and Wellness; Lifelong Learning; and Community Engagement.

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