"EPC (ENVIRONMENTAL AND POLICY CHANGE) CLEARINGHOUSE FOR HEALTHY AGING" PROGRAM
"Advancing healthy aging through environmental and policy change."
Some of the issues that must be looked at for learning how to create senior friendly communities include:
-Adaptive senior housing facilities
-Mobility such as the use of pedestrian friendly streets for seniors using wheelchairs, scooters and other assistive devices, senior friendly driving conditions, appropriately timed pedestrian signals and public transportation.
Industries involved in environmental and policy change for healthy aging range from architecture, engineering, recreation, transportation, health care, aging services, public health, planning,
Some of the "Environmental and Policy Change Clearinghouse for Healthy Aging" Program resources include:
-Senior friendly communities toolkits
-Environment and Policy Change Online Discussions and Webinars
-Introduction to Health Promotion Programs for Older Adults
-Creating a business plan for health promotion programs
-Engaging other stakeholders and government decision makers in creating senior friendly communities
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Healthy Aging Research Network (CDC-HAN) is in charge of research, program development and spreading information to the public on the health aspects of healthy aging.
MORE PROGRAMS LIKE THIS ONE:
-Senior Friendly Community Programs