Designing Coordinated Systems of Services to Benefit Seniors

In many communities today, senior citizens lack financial resources and close connections to their families, and are increasingly dependent on city and social services to get by. Realizing the growing impact of this trend, the City of Long Beach has prioritized senior care as a major issue for city government.

FUSE Fellow Karen Doolittle will help improve the quality of life for senior residents of Long Beach by designing a coordinated system of health and social services.

Karen will also develop a system for measuring and communicating the economic and social value of services provided to seniors to help the city leverage potential public funding and private- sector partnerships.