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This Powerpoint presentation by John Feather, PhD, CEO of Grantmakers In Aging, offers advice to grantseekers on approaching corporate and other types of foundations, the fundraising process, the donor and funder perspective, proposal writing, relationship building, preparation, promotion, avoiding errors and pitfalls in pitching and grantwriting, and additional resources. Dr. Feather her is an organizational sociologist by training and received his undergraduate education at the University of Texas at Austin and his masters and doctoral degrees at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. He has earned the designation of Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) and Certified Association Executive (CAE).
The Milken Institute presents the 2017 Best Cities for Successful Aging™ report and index, a collaboration of the Institute’s Center for the Future of Aging and Research Department. This third edition of the index evaluates ranks 381 cities, large and small, on how well they serve the needs and meet the expectations of the nation’s largest-ever population of mature adults. The initiative also includes The Mayor's Pledge, begun in 2014, which encourages mayors to join the movement for purposeful, healthy aging and create cities that are livable for all. More information about the Pledge is at http://successfulaging.milkeninstitute.org/mayors-pledge/index2016.html
This report from the Administration on Community Living provides the latest statistics on older Americans in key subject areas. It includes both narrative and statistical charts. This annual summary of the latest statistics on the older population covers 15 topical areas, including population, income and poverty, living arrangements, education, health, and caregiving. Visit the website listed for downloadable supporting charts and tables.
Parks are an integral part of our outdoor spaces,make our environment feel livable and can be a great tool in helping older adults live an active and healthy life. This Age-Friendly Parks Toolkit contains practical tools and resources that Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation & Open Spaces has implemented at pilot parks. It was produced as part of the Age-friendly Initiative of Miami-Dade County, part of GIA's Community AGEnda project, with funding from the Pfizer Foundation. Ongoing funding for the initiative, and for this toolkit, from AARP, Alliance for Aging, Health Foundation of South Florida, Miami-Dade!County, United Way, and Urban HealthPartnerships.
Social, economic, demographic, and physical characteristics of communities may influence older residents’ health and well-being and a growing body of research shows that living in disadvantaged neighborhoods—characterized by high poverty—is associated with weak social ties, problems accessing health care and other services, reduced physical activity, health problems, mobility limitations, and high stress. This report from The Population Reference Bureau summarizes recent research conducted by National Institute on Aging-supported researchers and others who have studied the association between neighborhood characteristics and the health and well-being of older adults.