Module 1: Introduction to Aging in Place
There are a growing number of older adults in rural areas, and many of them need support to remain healthy and
active in their communities as they age. This module provides an overview of aging in place, as well as an
introduction to some of the unique rural challenges related to aging in place. This module will provide insight
into important background information needed before implementing a program to improve aging in place in a rural
For general information on what to consider as you start your program, see Creating
a Program: Where to Begin in the Rural Community Health Toolkit.
In this module: