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In celebration of the 50th anniversary, Nichole (host) will be recording podcast episodes at the Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) conference this year! This is a way for researchers to share their work with a broader audience.

CAPABLE: Enabling aging-in-place in Colorado

Season 2, Episode 6

Today I’m talking with Amanda Goodenow and Christopher Lee, both from the Colorado VNA (Visiting Nurses Association). The Colorado VNA was the first organization in the state to implement the CAPABLE program, a remarkable evidenced-based method to enable aging-in-place. CAPABLE stands for: community aging in place - advancing better living for elders. Amanda Goodenow is an occupational therapist and CAPABLE program manager. Christopher Lee is President and CEO of the Colorado VNA.

Listen to learn more about Colorado VNA, the evidenced-based CAPABLE approach to aging-in-place, and even get a review of some medical jargon - such as ADLs and IADLs.

Colorado VNA has seen a dramatic change in participants of the CAPABLE program:
- Independence in ADLs have increased by 77%
- Depression has reduced by 57%
- Pain has reduced by 53%
- Falls have reduced by 48%

Learn more about Colorado VNA’s CAPABLE program.

Learn more about the original CAPABLE research from the John’s Hopkins School of Nursing.



Community Aging in Place - Advancing Better Living for Elders


About your host

Nichole Kain, MA, OTR/L, CAPS

About your host: Nichole Kain is a researcher and consultant focused on aging-friendly community planning, residential universal design, and person-centered analysis of the built environment. Her work is based in solid research and guided by a deep appreciation for the power of place and importance of personal choice. 

Nichole is the founder of Home and Place Project. With an educational background in occupational therapy, environmental gerontology, community planning, and training as a certified aging in place specialist, she helps decision makers create homes and places that promote intergenerational wellness.

To connect, collaborate, or just learn more about Nichole and her work, please visit: www.homeandplaceproject.com 

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Written transcript coming soon…

Nichole Kain