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Mobility & Aging in Rural America: The Role for Innovation: An Introduction for Funders

Publication date: 
05/2018

This publication provides a wealth of background and program ideas for improving rural mobility through existing and emerging technology. It offers insights about what’s already working and what is possible from the perspective of providers and thought leaders. It is a general introduction tailored for funders but useful for anyone. It does not require a background in technology or aging.

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New Frontiers for Funding: An Introduction to Grantmaking in Rural Aging

Publication date: 
04/2017

This primer, focused on rural aging, provides guidance specifically for grantmakers. It includes information on how to get started; finding the right partners and grantees; defining and measuring success; examples of effective programs, and how working on rural aging issues can increase the impact of many different kinds of philanthropies.

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Universal Design and Visitability

Publication date: 
12/2014

Traditional home design practices have built barriers to aging in place into much of our housing supply. These structural barriers prevent older adults, as well as people of any age who have disabilities, from leading independent lives; visiting friends, relatives, and neighbors; and participating fully in their communities. This brief explores two approaches to design that incorporate accessibility features.

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Walkable Communities

Publication date: 
09/2014

In addition to promoting physical and mental health, walkability supports independence for people of all ages and abilities. This brief provides Indiana funders with basic information about walkability and suggestions on how to improve walkability in their communities.

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CfaL Roles for Philanthropy

Publication date: 
08/2013

Philanthropic organizations of all shapes and sizes are well positioned to support Communities for a Lifetime. This issue brief explores four roles for philanthropy in advancing CfaL work.

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Communities for a Lifetime

Publication date: 
06/2013

In Communities for a Lifetime (CfaLs), both the built environment and the social fabric are constructed to support those growing up and growing old. This issue brief focuses on the four domains of CfaLs.

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Coming of Age

Publication date: 
12/2012

This presentation is an overview of the AdvantAGE study, which provides excellent information on Indiana’s aging population based on a survey of more than 5,000 senior citizens. These slides may be updated and customized for presentations to Rotary Clubs, businesses, financial planners and estate professionals.

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