Aging Centered Resources and Research

The tools below can be used to improve interactions with older people whether face-to-face or for those who are trying to reach and keep in touch with older people. 

Communication 101: Guidelines for Improving Interactions with Older Adults 

Outreach & Engagement: Strategies for Connecting with Older Adults

Technology Use: Video Tutorials

Caregiver Resources: Caregiver Connection: eStories & Resources for People Who Care


Aging Services and Community-Based Research 

Our research team specializes in aging services and community-based support and has a long history of helping organizations and communities to make data driven decisions about how to better serve and support older adults. We specialize in developing tools and metrics for program planning, implementation, evaluation, and resource allocation. Analysis of activities, outputs, and impacts can help monitor and document progress and assess effectiveness. We involve our partners at each stage of product development through an engaged process to ensure that the results will be relevant and actionable. We have worked with community-based organizations, aging service providers, and others in the aging network, whether through consultation or collaboration, so that they can get the information they need to make sound decisions. Examples of our services and partners include:

  • Evaluation: Logic Models, Program Evaluation, Questionaire Development, Secondary Data Analysis
  • Visual: Maps, Infographics, Presentations
  • Research Methods: Focus Groups, Individual Interviews, Survey Instruments
  • Adovacy: Policy Analysis, White Papers

Community based organizations, foundations, and service providers, we have worked with include:

  • Michigan Aging and Adult Services Agency
  • The Senior Alliance
  • Adult Well Being Services
  • Monroe County Commission on Aging
  • Southeast Michigan Senior Regional Collaborative
  • United Way for Southeastern Michigan
  • Michigan State Housing Development Authority
  • Elder Law of Michigan
  • Luella Hannan Memorial Foundation
  • Calhoun County Office of Senior Services
  • American House Foundation
  • The Kresge Foundation
  • City of Huntington Woods
  • Marketing Resource Group
  • Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency

For more information please contact Carrie Leach at carrieleach@wayne.edu or Tom Jankowski at t.jankowski@wayne.edu