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Valuable Website Resources

AdvantAGE Initiative

For information on community assessments and community planning.

Atlanta Regional Commission

For information on the commission’s efforts to address aging and health issues, including a PDF of its Regional Strategic Plan, “Life Beyond Expectations.”

Beacon Hill Village

For a manual and other resources for starting a village for older adults.


A national nonprofit organization focused on redefining aging as an opportunity for individual and social renewal.

Coming of Age

A national initiative focusing on helping people 50+ live with passion and purpose; offers a free download of “The Age for Change: An E-Book for People 50+” and a list of resources.

Community Innovations for Aging in Place

Technical Assistance Resource Center of national initiative has reports and other documents detailing grantee accomplishments, the challenges they faced, and the lessons they learned through implementation of their initiatives.

Compendium of Community Aging Initiatives

From the Center for the Advanced Study of Aging Services, School of Social Welfare, University of California at Berkeley, California. Download PDF.

Independent Transportation Network of America (ITNAmerica)

Has detailed information on meeting the transportation needs of older adults and an interactive map to find a local affiliate.

National Center on Elder Abuse Promising Practices Database

A searchable, online tool that can help locate program models and information resources around the country related to elder abuse prevention, intervention, and public education.

National Aging and Disability Transportation Center

Information on grants, resources and publications, and training and webinars.

NORC BluePrint

For planning, integrating, and coordinating services and programs in a Naturally Occurring Retirement Community.

Rebuilding Together

The largest volunteer home rehabilitation organization for low-income older adult and disabled homeowners offers a searchable database of its more than 140 affiliates across the nation.

Smart Growth America

Provides a series of programs and zoning practices that expand the alternatives for older adults living in the community.

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