Recently, as part of the Long Island Chapter of the Aging-In-Place Council, I attended the Aging-In-Exurbia conference hosted by Stony Brook University.
The purpose was to highlight the unique challenges of finding the resources to age in place in areas where these resources can be tough to come by.
As an example, where I live, in Long Island, if you live nearer to NYC, in Nassau County, there is a tight concentration of resources, being that the area is more like New York City than a rural area.
But if you were to move east on Long Island, out to the “twin forks” of long Island on the east end, there you have a rural area where farm country is prevalent and as such these resources are far more spread out.
As the conference progressed, there were quite a few different topics that were brought to my attention, and these topics I will be writing about in more detail as time goes on.
But as for right now I am just going to list a few of them, as a teaser of some of the ideas to come…
- The Independent Transportation Network of America (ITNAmerica) promotes lifelong mobility for seniors through one of the most innovative ideas i have ever come across
- Job training for seniors
- Glen Cove Senior Center
- Virtual Senior Centers
- Intergenerational mentoring program
- Common Courtesy Uber
- Visiting nurse service
- Rebuilding together LI
- 21st century cures
- RAISE family caregivers
- CARE ACT
- Safe Streets for Seniors
- Federal Walkability Grant
- Market Price Program
- Declinist Aging vs Developmental Aging
- Pedestrian Safe App
So as I learn about these Aging-In-Place concepts, I will be passing them along.