Articles & Publications

Age-Friendly Communities - USA Project Report

Elsie Achugbue, Eileen Flanagan, Jessica Mulcahy

Success Measures, NeighborWorks America, September 2014

An overview of a three-year effort, supported by the Tides Foundation and Atlantic Philanthropies, to assist low-income communities through an asset-based, age-friendly approach. Included are case studies of four diverse communities working to apply the practices of age-friendly communities, highlighting the increased capacity of older residents to take on enhanced leadership roles. Success Measures used a participatory approach to help evaluate how the age-friendly approaches are being embedded within the organizations to sustain the efforts long term.