The social isolation crisis and three promising ways to combat it

Social isolation was identified as a hidden policy crisis in the United States during the┬áNational Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) annual conference held earlier this month. Several of the 2018 Innovation & Achievement Awards were tied to aspects of reducing social isolation for older adults and sponsors highlighted ways that their products could … Continue reading The social isolation crisis and three promising ways to combat it

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Data Intelligence: National Findings on Measuring Value in the Aging Network

Strengthening data intelligence on the value of services provided by Area Agencies on Aging (AAA) is imperative, according to one of the findings published in a newly released report from the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a). To better understand the types of data collected, and how it is being used to measure … Continue reading Data Intelligence: National Findings on Measuring Value in the Aging Network

Older Iowans Quietly Contribute to Iowa’s #1 Ranking

The U.S. News & World Report ranked Iowa #1 in its Best States rankings this week. Iowa's surge in technological infrastructure has helped Iowa leap from its #6 position in 2017 to the best state in the U.S. for 2018. Other contributing factors include Iowa's #3 ranking for health care, #4 in opportunity, #5 in … Continue reading Older Iowans Quietly Contribute to Iowa’s #1 Ranking