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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.
This publication is a companion white paper to Mobility & Aging in Rural America: The Role for Innovation: An Introduction for Funders. It examines rural mobility through a lens of technology and across a longer timeframe.
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.
This brief outlines some of the benefits and challenges of repurposing and modifying historic structures, including ideas and resources to use when planning a project.
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.
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.
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.
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.