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USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology receives $750,000 federal aging in place grant

The Administration for Community Living (ACL)’s Administration on Aging awarded the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology $750,000 — $250,000 per year over three years — to improve access to and services for various older adult populations, including tribal, rural and low-income communities.

How to transform homes and communities to support healthy aging

The 2018 Morton Kesten Summit brought together experts in the field of gerontology to discuss making environments more age-friendly.

Student designers make everyday items and spaces safer and easier to use for all

The Morton Kesten Universal Design Competition recognizes extraordinary designs for products and spaces that make life easier for everyone, including older or disabled individuals.

Other Lab News

Homemod News

  • Thursday, November 17 is National Rural Health Day  
    by Bradford Barnes on November 8, 2022 at 1:58 pm

    Thursday, November 17 is National Rural Health Day. Learn more about the unique need for, and challenges to accessing, home modification services among rural older adults. Find information, consumer fact sheets, and a video on our consumer awareness page.   The post Thursday, November 17 is National Rural Health Day   appeared first on homemods.org / NRCSHHM.

  • Home Modification Education and Support (HOMES) Training Program for the Disability and Aging Networks 
    by Bradford Barnes on July 1, 2022 at 7:02 pm

    Home Modification Education and Support (HOMES) Training Program for the Disability and Aging Networks  July 11: Deadline to Apply  July 15: All Applicants Notified of Status  July 19–Aug. 30, 2022: Training  The Housing and Services Resource Center invites you to apply for the online HOMES Training Program – free to professionals from disability and aging... The post Home Modification Education and Support (HOMES) Training Program for the Disability and Aging Networks  appeared first on homemods.org / NRCSHHM.

  • Webinar: Addressing Housing Accessibility through Cross-Sector Partnerships: A Closer Look at Home Modification Collaborations at Work
    by Bradford Barnes on June 2, 2022 at 7:41 pm

    Join the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology as we present in this webinar to promote collaborations for home modification service delivery. Thursday, June 9 | 2:00 – 3:00 pm ETRegister for the webinar. The post Webinar: Addressing Housing Accessibility through Cross-Sector Partnerships: A Closer Look at Home Modification Collaborations at Work appeared first on homemods.org / NRCSHHM.

  • Home Modification Needs of Native American Elders
    by Bradford Barnes on September 1, 2021 at 10:20 pm

    USC and n4a collaborated on a survey of 276 local programs serving Native American elders across the United States. The purpose was to identify the home modification needs of this diverse population, the challenges of the housing stock, and strategies used by local providers to ensure supportive home environments. This August 2021 Data Brief summarizes... The post Home Modification Needs of Native American Elders appeared first on homemods.org / NRCSHHM.

  • New USC Publication Outlines Home Modification Funding Options for States
    by Bradford Barnes on September 1, 2021 at 10:15 pm

    As part of the Administration for Community Living-funded project, Promoting Aging in Place by Enhancing Access to Home Modifications, the University of Southern California Leonard Davis School of Gerontology and ADvancing States created a Technical Assistance Brief outlining the various funding sources State Units on Aging and other state agencies might consider in implementing home... The post New USC Publication Outlines Home Modification Funding Options for States appeared first on homemods.org / NRCSHHM.