Date: January 3, 2022
Upcoming Webinar: Aging in Place in Rural America – Challenges, Opportunities, and Policy Initiatives
Date: January 18, 2022
Time: 10:00 am Pacific, 11:00 am Mountain, 12:00 pm Central, 1:00 pm Eastern
Duration: Approximately 60 minutes
Aging in place refers to the phenomenon of people remaining in their homes and communities as they get older, even if their health status changes. Supporting older adults in remaining in their homes is particularly urgent in rural areas, where the population is older. This webinar, by Dr. Carrie Henning-Smith and Megan Lahr, will present results from a range of studies investigating challenges, opportunities, and policy implications for older adults aging in place living in rural areas. Results are drawn from nationally representative survey data, a content analysis of state-level policies and initiatives, and a survey of representatives of state offices of rural health.
Registration is free and required. Attendance of the live webinar is limited to 500 persons. If you are unable to attend, you will be able to access the recording, archived on the Gateway website.
Additional Resources of Interest:
- “They’re not leaving their home; this is where they were born, this is where they will die.”: Key Informant Perspectives From the U.S. Counties With the Greatest Concentration of the Oldest Old
- Examples of Statewide Age-Friendly Initiatives
- Preferences for Long-Term Care Arrangements Among Rural and Urban Older Adults
- Statewide Age-Friendly Initiatives: An Environmental Scan
- More information about the University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center