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Network on Environments, Services and Technologies for Maximizing Independence (NEST)

The Network on Environments, Services and Technologies for Maximizing Independence (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

 

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

AgeBlog

posted on 04.23.2014

At the 2014 Aging in America Conference Katy Fike, PhD, founder of Aging2.0, spoke about the convergence of technology and aging, and how technology...  Read More

posted on 04.22.2014

A rapidly growing aging population and mounting concern about environmental sustainability  Read More