Neighborhood Canvassing Tool
Operationalizing Age Wave Readiness:
Student Assessment Tool
Student Assessment Tool
VCU’s Department of Gerontology launched a course for Age Wave planning in the Summer of 2014, ALHP 591. This service learning course educated students about community organizing, advocacy, and implementing a collaborative regional Plan for Age Wave Readiness. The course is co-taught with an academic and community lead and features guest lecturers in the Greater Richmond Age Wave Planning efforts from topics that included: housing, service delivery to transportation. Students successfully designed a neighborhood assessment tool (click below for tool), building on national and local best practices from the Livable Communities/Advocacy work group.
|Operationalizing Age Wave Readiness: Spring 2015 course- Presentation of Three local communties|
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Resources & Web Links
AARP’s Network of Age-Friendly Communities
Booklet: In affiliation with the World Health Organization, AARP launched the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities across the United States. The goal of this program is to educate, encourage, promote and recognize improvements that make cities, towns, and counties more age-friendly for their residents. This network will also enhance AARP’s increasing focus on local level engagement and build on the significant work the Association has already achieved in the areas of promoting livable communities. In 2012, AARP will launch this program in seven states (Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, New York, Oregon, and Pennsylvania) and the District of Columbia
Livable Communities an Evaluation
Resource Guide: AARP Livable Communities work supports the efforts of communities to become Great Places for all ages. Communities should provide such features as safe, walkable streets, better housing and transportation options, access to key services, and opportunities for residents to participate in community activities. Well-designed, livable communities promote better health and sustain economic growth.
To empower communities across the country to better respond to the needs of their residents, AARP targets local officials, policy makers, citizen activists and people 50+ in our work across advocacy, public policy, education and influence in key livable communities issue areas: housing, mobility / transportation, land use and planning, and community design. Livable communities work generally takes place at the local level, where many decisions are made about community design, development, and infrastructure. Advocacy Site
Groundwork Hudson Valley ComNet
Groundwork organizes teams consisting of teens and senior citizens — and a few in-betweeners — to identify problems that need fixing. The problems are logged, along with the exact GPS location, into hand-held computers. Then, back at the office, Groundwork staff collate the problems into detailed reports that are then forwarded to the appropriate Yonkers government official and monitored to ensure that the problems are remedied
Community Commons Website (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Site is an interactive mapping network, and learning utility for broad-based healthy, sustainable, and livable communities’ movement. It is designed to connect communities and share information amongst practitioners working to create healthy and sustainable communities.
Guide to Street Canvassing and Get out the Vote
This is a guide to frequently asked questions about door knocking. It should help to prepare individuals to run a volunteer get out the vote canvass. The more you organize and prepare for volunteers, the easier it will be for them to get out there and canvass.
Research for Organizing
A toolkit designed for organizations and individuals that want to use participatory action research (PAR) to support their work towards social justice. PAR helps us to analyze and document the problems that we see in our communities; allows us to generate data and evidence that strengthens our social justice work and ensures that we are the experts about the issues that face our communities. In this toolkit you will find case studies, workshops, worksheets and templates that you can download and tailor to meet your needs.
City of Richmond: MPACT
MPACT is an initiative that encourages community participation, drives city action, and fosters communication to develop a shared vision for Richmond’s future.
Staff teams will assess neighborhoods and develop plans for addressing issues.
Technology improvements are being made to allow the public to make service requests using the MPACT website, 311 Call Center, smart phones and open forums held monthly throughout the city. Residents will receive high quality concierge customer service and it will create transparency and accountability in city government.
Jefferson Area Board for Aging Scorecard of Community (JABA)
JABA developed a community scorecard included in the Greater Richmond Age Wave Roundtable documents in 2011. This scorecard is an evaluation tool that can be used for neighborhood canvassing and rating our community preparedness (gaps and strengths).
Four results-oriented work groups and community deliverables drive new momentum and progress through the delivery of concrete products that include: