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Network on Environments, Services and Technologies (NEST)

The Network on Environments, Services and Technologies (NEST) brings together professionals working with older adults who have lifelong and late-life physical, sensory and/or cognitive disabilities and whose ability to function independently is threatened or compromised. We share a common goal: maximizing functional capacity and promoting independence for elders through appropriately designed environments, services and technologies. NEST members share information across the aging, disability and rehabilitation systems about:

  • Assistive technology
  • Environmental modification
  • Transportation and older driver issues
  • Emerging technologies to promote aging in place
  • Policy issues and trends
  • Universal design of products, private residences and community public spaces
  • Consumer and provider education through distance learning
  • Emergency preparedness and community resilience

NEST contributes to ASA’s programs, education events and activities through the following avenues:

Highlighted Resources

Aging in Place: Housing, Supports, Safety

More than 80 percent of adults 45 and older say they want to age in place or age in community, yet physical and non-physical barriers may make it a poor option or even impossible.
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Fostering Social Interaction for All Ages

Social isolation is a silent killer.
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Transportation Is One Key to Livable Communities for All Ages

This post focuses on the role that transportation can play in the planning and operation of communities that work for people throughout their lifespans.
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Bringing Food to an Aging America

Today, Dot, an older adult like many others in our communities, is going without food.
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