Resources on Aging in Marin
A compilation of various reports, directories, and websites about or related to healthy active living for all older adults. The goal is to make available the resources to empower the community organizations, businesses, and government agencies working together to make Marin County age-friendly. For questions about any information listed here, please call MARINSPACE at 415-492-9444.
DEADLINE: April 4, 2017 | The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) seeks to increase the impact of national service in one or more counties across the country. CNCS intends to fund RSVP grants that support volunteers age 55 years and older in activities that serve community needs and respond to the National Performance Measures… Continue Reading Senior Corps RSVP – Notice of Funding Opportunity
The Latino Health Policy Partnership of Marin has compiled this Data, Policy, & Action Guide to present a snapshot of Latino health and well-being in Marin County along with specific action steps that can be taken to improve health outcomes for our children, teens, adults, families and older adults.
In 2015, Marin Transit initiated an internal assessment of its programs serving seniors and people with disabilities. These programs fall under the umbrella of “Marin Access” and include Marin Access paratransit; volunteer driver programs STAR, TRIP and Carepool; and Catch-A-Ride, our taxi subsidy program. The purpose of this study was to learn more about riders,… Continue Reading Internal Study of Marin Transit’s Mobility Management Programs
Below is a comprehensive directory of needs assessments and community studies related to aging in Marin Developed from the MARINSPACE 2014-2015 Shared Space & Services Study is this timeline library. It includes all of the needs assessments and community studies that have been done on Aging in Marin. Direct links to the reports can be found… Continue Reading An Interactive Timeline of Reports & Research on Aging in Marin
In this study published by the National Institute of Health, the authors propose the Elder Economic Security Standard™ Index (Elder Index) as a more accurate measure of need. The Elder Index looks at the true cost of living in every California county using data from the American Community Survey and other public data sources. The… Continue Reading Economic need among older Latinos: Applying the Elder Economic Security Standard™ Index
The Older Americans Act of 1965 (OAA) was enacted to, among other things, help older adults remain in their homes and communities. Programs authorized and funded by OAA Title III grants provide a broad range of assistance to older adults in need of such services, including congregate and home-delivered meals, home-based care, and transportation services. In… Continue Reading Older Americans Act: Updated Information on Unmet Need for Services
The Elder Economic Security Standard™ Index (Elder Index) was developed to provide an evidence-based indicator of the actual basic costs faced by older adults.The UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, in collaboration with the Insight Center for Economic Development, calculates those costs and examines their implications for California. 1 in 5 older adults have incomes… Continue Reading The Hidden Poor: Our Older Adults
The 2014 report from the US Department of Health & Human Services includes the latest key statistics on older Americans in key subject areas with both narrative and statistical charts. To view previous profiles click here.
The Community Action Plan presented to Sausalito City Council by the Age Friendly Sausalito Task Force on November 29, 2016. The plan is intended to support and sustain a beautiful and livable city in which everyone regardless of age or ability can participate, contribute, and enjoy life in Sausalito.
The 4-minute clip explains how a “Better World for Older People is a Better World for Everyone,” debunks myths on aging, and poses the economic and social benefits of improved healthspan. We encourage you to share the clip to help rally for more support for aging research.
The following is a list of existing information and assistance website databases and PDF or print resource directories. Marin Access – Marin in Motion Directory Marin County Health & Human Services Resource Guide Marin County Section on Aging – Choices for Living Directory Marin Home Care Collective Directory Marin-Sonoma County Born to Age Directory Stroke Resource… Continue Reading Marin I&A Web and PDF Resource Directories
Marin’s online search tool for information, services and resources. Care Health Education Legal Emergency Food Housing Money Transit Need Additional Help? Call the Aging and Adult Information & Assistance Line at 415-457-INFO (415-457-4636) to speak with a representative.
The Marin Community Foundation recently presented the results of this study to help guide the work of the AAI Nutrition Workgroup. While the primary purpose of the study was to guide MCF grantmaking, the foundation coordinated its efforts with the County’s Area Agency on Aging and is making its data available to the public. Here are… Continue Reading Marin Community Foundation Healthy Eating Active Living Community Needs Assessment
One of the features that makes the Acting Action Initiative unique is its focus on inspiring and facilitating collective action. While acting together we can achieve greater impact than acting alone, it is not easy and requires a different set of skills and resources than we typically employ within our individual organizations. Based on feedback… Continue Reading Coordinated and Collective Action Resources
Here is a list of other County-wide Planing Processes that may be related, or interact with, the Aging Action Initiative (generated by participants at the first series of work-group meetings).