Aging

Aging in Place, Stuck without Options: Fixing the Mobility Crisis Threatening the Baby Boom Generation

  • This report from Transportation for America describes the senior mobility crisis and provides current data and practices that would improve accessibility. The report calls policymakers to action and suggests they prioritize resources and update transportation programs to ensure the growing population of older Americans can maintain mobility and quality of life.


Compound Caregivers: Overlooked and Overburdened

  • Compound Caregivers, a white paper by Dr. Elizabeth Perkins, intends to alert policy makers and service providers of the challenges facing older caregivers of adults with disabilities and other aging family members. It addresses the need for policy change in the form of waitlist prioritization and advocacy for respite care.


Impact Feature Issue on Aging and People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

  • This feature explores all of the spectrums of aging related to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Self-advocates discuss the significance of participating in their communities and successfully reaching their goals and dreams. These articles also examine aging from the family members’ perspective, showing the challenges faced and strategies to overcome these challenges. Researchers and practitioners offer advice on social, physical and emotional supports available for these individuals and their families. The articles are available to download for free.


Fact Sheets for Healthy Aging

  • These fact sheets, created by the RRTCADD, inform adults with disabilities about potential future health conditions and impairments. Every sheet includes explanations, symptoms and treatments of each health condition. The fact sheets currently available are: Foot Care, High Blood Pressure, Exercise, and Arthritis. Pederson, E. & Nelis, T. They can be downloaded for free.


Thinking Ahead: My Way, My Choice, My Life at the End

  • The "Thinking Ahead Workbook" and DVD were developed with self-advocates wanting to ensure end-of-life wishes respected. The pictorial and plain language workbook and DVD help people with developmental disabilities make choices and include "Think-Plan-Do" plans.