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Age-Friendly Community Index

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Resources:  Age-Friendly Community Index


  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Social Vulnerability Index - Website
  • Davern M, Winterton R, Brasher K, Woolcock G. How Can the Lived Environment Support Healthy Ageing? A Spatial Indicators Framework for the Assessment of Age-Friendly Communities. International Journal Environmental Research and Public Health. 2020 Oct 21;17(20):7685. doi: 10.3390/ijerph17207685. PMID: 33096773; PMCID: PMC7588877.
  • Hames E, Stoler J, Emrich CT, Tewary S, Pandya N. A GIS Approach to Identifying Socially and Medically Vulnerable Older Adult Populations in South Florida. Gerontologist. 2017 Nov 10;57(6):1133-1141. doi: 10.1093/geront/gnw106. PMID: 27496012.
  • Jeste DV, Blazer DG 2nd, Buckwalter KC, Cassidy KK, Fishman L, Gwyther LP, Levin SM, Phillipson C, Rao RR, Schmeding E, Vega WA, Avanzino JA, Glorioso DK, Feather J. Age-Friendly Communities Initiative: Public Health Approach to Promoting Successful Aging. American Journal Geriatric Psychiatry. 2016 Dec;24(12):1158-1170. doi: 10.1016/j.jagp.2016.07.021. Epub 2016 Jul 28. PMID: 27742528.
  • Kim K, Buckley T, Burnette D, Kim S, Cho S. Measurement Indicators of Age-Friendly Communities: Findings From the AARP Age-Friendly Community Survey. Gerontologist. 2022 Jan 14;62(1):e17-e27. doi: 10.1093/geront/gnab055. PMID: 33909074; PMCID: PMC8759505
  • Meeks S, Age-Friendly Communities: Introduction to the Special Issue, The Gerontologist, Volume 62, Issue 1, February 2022, Pages 1-5 - Website
  • Public Health Agency of Canada, Age-Friendly Communities Evaluation Guide, Using Indicators to Measure Progress - Website
  • Age-Friendly Greater Pittsburgh - Website
  • World Health Organization, Age-Friendly Environments - Website

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