A BOLD MOVE WITH COURAGE
Aging in America, Inc. has always been in the forefront of meeting the needs of older persons. Since its inception in 1852 when it was organized to meet the needs of one and then a group of women, to the 1960’s when it was involved in being a leader in the field of nursing homes, home and community based services and other long term care services. Refer to our history for a more detailed discussion.
In 2014, a bold move was taken when the Board of Directors and Senior Management made a major change in how it will use its charitable resources from operating entities to that of collaborating with other notable not for profit organizations and systems with expertise in home and community based services, senior housing, and affordable housing. Aging in America has a keen interest in utilizing technology in assessing and maintaining the older person in an independent living setting or maximizing their autonomy in whatever setting they are located.
It will take several years for Aging in America to transition to its new status as a foundation. We will continue to be on the cutting edge of Gerontology and look for ways to foster new ideas while sharing articles from thought leaders as may be appropriate.
Aging in America expects to continue its role as a visionary on the global scene largely through the work at the United Nations; through its association with the International Association of Homes and Services for Ageing (IAHSA), a Non-governmental organization [NGO]; and GAROP, the Global Alliance on the Rights of Older Persons.
We anticipate on a biannual basis to make a “Call for Proposals” to fund ideas that are consistent with our Mission Statement and our new goals.
Stay tuned for new updates as Aging In America, Inc. continues to evolve to better our communities locally and globally.
William T. Smith, Ph.D.
President/Chief Executive Officer