Publications


Age-Friendly North Jersey encourages and participates in research that will help inform and support age-friendly efforts and help communities arrive at "best practices" for substantive and sustainable innovation

Here are the some of the most recent research and evaluation efforts.

*Community Events as Part of Age-Friendly Community Practice*


Natalie E. Pope and Emily A. Greenfield highlight the ways in which community events and programs can propel local age-friendly community efforts.


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*Responding to Local Needs by Mobilizing Community Assets: Age-Friendly Community Initiatives During the COVID-19 Pandemic*

Emily A. Greenfield, Althea Pestine-Stevens, and Clara Scher highlight the ways in which age-friendly leaders were uniquely positioned to respond to their communities' needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Theories of Community Collaboration to Advance Age-Friendly Community Change

Community-building approaches can help infoms age-friendly efforts at all stages. This paper discusses three approaches: Asset-Based Community Development, Strategic Doing, and Collective Impact.

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*Giving, Receiving, and Doing Together: Interorganizational Interactions in Age-Friendly Community Initiatives*

Althea Pestine-Stevens and Emily A. Greenfield analyzed five waves of interviews with AFNJ Core Team Leaders and report on the ways in which age-friendly leaders work together with their community partners.

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*Characterising older adults’ engagement in age-friendly community initiatives: perspectives from core group leaders in the Northeast United States of America*

Emily A. Greenfield and Lauren Reyes draw from interviews with eight AFNJ communities to identify five key ways that older adults have been involved in age-friendly initiatives.

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Age-Friendly Community Initiatives in Northern New Jersey Four Years Into Grant Funding

This report provides an overview of the people, groups, organizations, and resources that support the eight inaugural AFNJ age-friendly community Initiatives’ work towards making their communities better places for long lives. These findings can help guide policy and practice to support the age-friendly movement as it takes hold and expands in New Jersey and beyond.

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Great Places to Age in New Jersey:
A Community Guide to Implementing Aging-Friendly Land Use Decisions

New Jersey Future has been helping towns proactively design their built environments to accommodate the needs of an aging population. This guide is a step-by-step resource for anyone interested in fostering a community initiative to integrate aging-friendly design principles into local land use policies and practices .

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Age-Friendly Initiatives in the Early Implementation Phase

This report provides an overview of nine age-friendly initiatives in northern New Jersey during the early implementation phase. The report describes the initiatives’ activities and outputs across six domains; addresses the evolution of their leadership teams and community partners; and presents the concept of “gaining traction” to conceptualize their progress.

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Age-Friendly Community Initiatives in the Early Planning Phase: Perspectives on Why, How, and Who from Northern New Jersey

This report identifies two inter-related goals of the early planning phase: better understanding aging in the community and greater engagement of local stakeholders around aging. The report describes key activities in working toward these goals, as well as the role of diverse people and organizations in the early planning phase.

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