From Resident Needs Assessments to Building Design: Helping Older Adult Residents Age Successfully in Communities

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Resources selected from a four-part workshop series on aging in place in affordable housing.
Description

Enterprise’s affordable housing partners are seeking new ways to meet the needs of increasingly frail seniors, both within the home and in the broader community. Often, these challenges reach beyond one organization’s capacity, despite efforts to maximize their operations and supportive services teams.

In response to our partners’ capacity-building needs, Enterprise organized and hosted a four-part workshop series on aging in place in affordable housing. Receiving generous support from the Ralph M. Parsons Foundation, the series ran from September 2015 through May 2016. It brought together over 30 agencies and 100 practitioners that provide housing and services to low-income seniors in a variety of affordable housing communities throughout the metro Los Angeles area.

The resources selected for this guide fall under the four aging-in-place workshop categories:

Assessing the Needs of Older Adult Residents
Health Care Partnerships
Transitions to Higher Levels of Care
Aging and the Built Environment

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