This paper discusses the findings of a cross-sectional study investigating whether a rural, urban, or suburban location impacts the level of resilience in older adults. 10 pages. Last reviewed May 2018.

This report describes a research project which provides insight into factors that act as resources for, or provide barriers to, resilience. While it speaks to the context of South Australia its’ findings may prove helpful for others. 97 pages. Last reviewed May 2018.

This reading list includes links to and summaries of a variety of open source resources related to aging, technology and gerontechnology. Themes include:

  • user perspectives and preferences
  • adoption
  • use to support function
  • use to support aging in place
  • use to support persons with cognitive impairment and dementia
  • use to support informal caregivers
  • issues around access and equity

This paper discusses the relationships between older age, financial status and other conditions which impact access to communication technologies.

Thurs. May 17th from 12-1 PM EST join presenters Anna Rusak and Sue Hochu as they discuss the association between oral diseases and diabetes, osteoporosis, respiratory and heart diseases, nutritional deficiencies, development of frailty and more. To learn more or to register click here.

This report provides a summary of reports, discussion papers and research studies that have been published between 2010-2015 which look at aspects of creating and sustaining community-based support, especially for and led by older people.

This paper discusses how the ecological model enables us to view an older adult as an individual who is included in a system of significant relationships with their family and the world they live in, as well as with local and regional organizations in their community. Interventions are discussed.

This paper explores the changing demographics of older adults globally, the capacity and potential of older adults for providing in home resources and supportive services for other adults in need, along with health policy.  9 pages. Last reviewed October 2018.

The authors investigated many social factors in relation to one another and to survival among older adults using a social ecology perspective to measure social vulnerability among older adults.

This paper identifies some major gaps in literature and discusses key policy implications for planners as we as recommendations for further research.