Policymakers should streamline and coordinate application procedures among different public-benefit programs.
Policymakers and the private sector should ensure that reintegration programs for people released from the criminal-justice system address the employment, housing and health needs of older adults.
Access to government benefit programs should be fair and equitable.
Information about public-benefit programs should be shortened and simplified. This includes application forms, procedures, and program notices.
Outreach to older adults should be an integral component of low-income assistance programs and include targeted outreach to underserved communities, such as rural areas.
Congress should increase funding for the Social Services Block Grant (SSBG) and Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) programs. Funding should reflect the increased population of older Americans.
Policymakers should promote the creation of mixed-use livable communities.
National, state, and local parks should be age-friendly, accessible, and sufficiently funded. They should be equitably located throughout communities.
Policymakers should enact comprehensive planning statutes, regulations, and incentives that create communities that promote the independence and active community eng
Planning activities and goals should be inclusive and equitable. They should support positive outcomes for all community members, including people from groups that are discriminated against.