Module 6: Funding and Sustainability of Rural Aging in Place Programs
According to the Stanford Center on Longevity's Livable
Community Indicators for Sustainable Aging in Place report, sustainability requires the
consideration of factors such as social, environmental, and economic health in order to help older adults age in
In addition, a successful aging in place program should secure sustainable funding, meaning the program should
make plans for incoming sources of revenue beyond its initial funding period. Options for sustainability should
be addressed early in the planning and implementation stages. For programs supporting
rural aging in place, sustainability may also come in the form of permanent changes to a facility's physical
environment or to infrastructure, such as transportation and technology.
For an overview of the types of sustainability strategies that rural programs might consider, see
Planning for Funding and Sustainability in the Rural
Community Health Toolkit.
This module discusses the key issues in planning for sustainability of programs to support aging in
place in rural communities.
In this module: