Community Innovations for Aging in Place Has a New Website

Congress authorized the Community Innovations for Aging in Place (CIAIP) Initiative in 2006, when it reauthorized the Older Americans Act (OAA) to help communities help older adults age in place in their homes and communities. CIAIP now has a new website to help carry out its work: www.ciaip.org

Applicants for funding under the CIAIP initiative are asked to assess their communities and uncover barriers to aging in place. Then, in collaboration with other community organizations, they identify innovative strategies to link people to comprehensive and coordinated health and social services to help them age in place. Aging in place often involves care management, evidence-based disease prevention and health promotion services, education, socialization, recreation, and civic engagement opportunities.

The new website offers information about grantee projects, an overview of CIAIP, helpful resources, and current news.