General Aging-in-place Resources
Here are some useful resources to help with your aging-in-place planning
Administration on Aging (https://www.acl.gov) is the principal agency of the U.S Department of Health and Human Services designated to carry out the provisions of the Older Americans Act of 1965, promoting the well-being of older individuals by providing services and programs designed to help them live independently in their homes and communities. As part of HHS’s Administration for Community Living, the agency supports more than 20 programs, ranging from Aging and Disability Resource Centers to Volunteer Opportunities and Civic Engagement.
The National Aging in Place Council (www.naipc.org), a Washington D.C.- based advocacy and trade group, offers practical advice and links to agencies, organizations and companies that help seniors live comfortably in their own homes. The council’s website provides a list of service providers by subject category and each category is searchable by ZIP Code.
The website’s also offers a downloadable guide, Act III: Your Plan for Aging in Place, which lays out a series of questions that prompt people what they might need to address in six key areas: housing; health and wellness; personal finance; transportation; community and social interaction; education and entertainment.
The Long Island Chapter of the Aging in Place Council (www.longislandnaicp.org) is the local NAIPC group of professionals who assist the seniors and caregivers in identifying resources they need to age in place. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
AARP Livable Communities (www.aarp.org/livable) is an AARP initiative that supports the efforts of neighborhoods, towns and cities to become great places for people of all ages. “Livability” is determined by a community’s capacity to provide safe, walkable streets; age-friendly housing and transportation options; access to needed services; and opportunities for residents of all ages to participate in community life. The website offers resources and tools such as the AARP Livability Index, which scores communities across the country according to a set of standard benchmarks.