Mia Oberlink, M.A., is a Senior Research Associate at the Center for Home Care Policy and Research (CHCPR) of the Visiting Nurse Service of New York. She manages the AdvantAge Initiative, a project that has collaborated with over 50 communities nationwide to measure their elder-friendliness and develop strategies to help older residents age in place. Visit their Web site: advantageinitiative.org.


Online Surveys Engage Older Adults
in Community Planning

How the AdvantAge Initiative successfully employed online surveys with older residents to assess needs and reveal community assets, and in so doing, provided another avenue to engage elders in the effort to improve communities for all ages.

Summer 2012 Issue

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