We provide subject matter expert consulting and project management for Aging in Place Designs (Universal, Accessible & Adaptable) for residential and commercial construction in new development and remodels. We also create customized assessment tools and strategies for Relocation, Community Planning & Development, and Neighborhood Revitalization.
We create valued-based communities through capacity building, data analyses, and defining performance measurements, strategies, and key indicators that meet growing societal demands for developing livable communities and Age-Friendly cities, neighborhoods, and spaces. We also collaboratively create opportunities to influence aging policy, expand lifespan options, increase awareness on ageism, and promote intergenerational synergy.
We offer specialized coaching, training, and consulting that enhances life connections through educating, implementing, and evaluating strategies. We provide guidance and develop customized plans for Community Aging, Life Reframing, Career Re-Engineering, Advance Health Care Directives, and Supportive Services.
Various surveys conducted over the years have shown that people 50 years of age and older want to remain in their communities as they age. People want to age in familiar surroundings. Their social and supportive networks are located in these spaces. They want to age in place. Aging in communities is a significant in an individuals' life. And, it is an overwhelming task that requires creating and implementing innovative ideas and dynamic solutions that will lengthen tenure of independent community living and forestall or prevent nursing home placement. For successful results, let Dynamic Solutions for the Aging's Certified Aging in Place Specialist help navigate this specialized area. We create opportunities for people and communities to work intergenerational on community priorities.
In 2015, at the White House Conference on Aging, Former U.S. President Barack Obama stated, “each and every day almost 10,000 of those baby boomers turn 65 years old. So, more than 250,000 Americans turn 65 every month. They’re living healthier and they’re are living longer.” In 2016, the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published “A Profile of Older American” that concluded:
Where and how people live while they are aging is becoming an increasing concern. Many people want to "make this the last home I live in" or feel strongly about, "I never want to move again--I love my community". With professional strategic planning, these statements can become true. So, take the first step, be a strategist, not a procrastinator, and contact us,
Dynamic Solutions for the Aging, LLC™
Dynamic Solution for the Aging was established in 2007 by Dr. Katrina Polk to provide innovative solutions that create social change, inclusiveness, and improve quality of life for individuals and businesses through neighborhood revitalization and community development. Dynamic Solutions established Aging in Communities to improve the quality of life and make sustainable independent, age-friendly community living possible for people 50+. We want individuals to age with dignity, independence, purpose, interconnectedness, and promise for successful future.
Being a four-year-old was odd for me. I was leading an extraordinary life. That is when I began a life of public service. Once a week for many years, I would miss school because I helped support the ill seniors from our church. My great-great grandmother (Granny) voluntarily established an auxiliary at our church that focused on providing supportive services to meet aging folks' needs. Granny was 80 years old and most of the individuals she served were younger. She organized this service because back in those times, earlier 70s, there was little to no service connectivity for low-income minority seniors.
At four years old, alongside of my Granny, I was organizing medication, providing light housekeeping, teaching vocabulary, assisting with home fitting spaces, and helping prepare meals for those convalescing at home. Seniors could not afford rehabilitation and/or a home health aide to provide those services back then. Fast forward, forty years later, shockingly, the majority of people who are seeking to age in place are still wrestling with similar types of barriers that hinder them from aging in their communities in successfully. Apparently, there remains a breach in the delivery of services to this population and businesses that supportive them. Dynamic Solutions has a Certified Aging in Place Specialist to assist with resolutions for these obstacles and more!
Dr. Katrina Polk aka “Dr. Katt”, is the owner of Dynamic Solutions for the Aging LLC. Her background is grounded in national seniors supportive service network building, community development, and aging in place designs through key partnerships. These systems and designs improve individuals' abilities to manage their independence while "Aging in Communities." She has more than thirty (30) years of experience in health services, aging in place design, and community planning for individuals (50+). More precisely, Dr. Katt's work is demonstrated in private residences, assisting living facilities, community residential facilities, home health agencies, nonprofit organizations, senior subsidized housing, multifamily affordable housing, adult day health facilities, and communities worldwide.
Dr. Katt earned her Doctorate from Walden University in Public Policy and Administration with a specialization in Aging Health Services. She is a Certified Aging in Place Design Specialist (CAPS), granted by the National Association of Home Builders. Dr. Katt also received a certificate in Community Development and Neigborhood Revitalization from NeighborWorks America.
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