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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

Transportation Is One Key to Livable Communities for All Ages

Our rapidly aging population demands a fundamental shift in planning to minimize the economic, social, and health challenges that will otherwise overwhelm communities.
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Bringing Food to an Aging America

Many communities have had difficulty bringing planners and aging professionals together to plan livable communities for all ages. In March 2017 at the America Society on Aging’s annual Aging in America conference, over 250 planners and aging professionals started a conversation that has continued in many communities and at the national level.

This is one in a series of posts that will present some of the key findings in the areas of housing, transportation, engagement, health, and food access. 
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Events

ASA Chicagoland Roundtable - Reaching and Serving Older Diverse and Isolated Elders, and Their Communities Event Details

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AgeBlog

posted on 01.16.2018

We at the American Society on Aging mourn the passing of Dr. Joshua Wiener.  Read More

posted on 01.09.2018

The slow progression of vision loss means changes are incremental, only changing slightly, and leading to difficulty admitting to and asking for...  Read More