Q4 — 2016 :
Chapter 02
The Evolution of Work, the Power of Social Networks and Intergenerational Alliances
Making The Economic Case For Age-Friendly Communities
John Feather
July 22, 2016

In a recent article in the Huffington Post, John Feather, CEO of Grantmakers in Aging, makes a compelling case for communities to become more livable for older people. As age-friendly communities gain momentum around the world, Feather recognizes the efforts being made to challenge stereotypes of older adults. Rather than a drag on resources, Feather argues, this group can bring great economic benefit as entrepreneurs, consumers, volunteers and more. “If we are going to get anywhere building lifelong communities that work for everyone, we must be able to show that older people, far from being an economic drain, are an economic boon.” Grantmakers in Aging, a national society of organizations working to improve the lives of older people, is part of the Milken Institute’s Center for the Future of Aging network. 

Q4 — 2016 : Chapter 02 > Making The Economic Case For Age-Friendly Communities by John Feather