Professor of the Graduate School
Professor of the Graduate School ANDREW SCHARLACH served as the longtime Eugene and Rose Kleiner Professor of Aging at the School of Social Welfare. He also directed the Center for the Advanced Study of Aging Services.
Dr. Scharlach’s research examines innovative social and community supports designed to promote healthy aging. His current multi-year program of research examines emerging initiatives for helping communities to become more aging-friendly. Dr. Scharlach’s other research interests include aging policies, programs and services; social support; family caregiving; work/family issues; death, dying and bereavement; as well as gerontological social work education.
Dr. Scharlach has published nearly 100 articles and is the author of five books: Creating Aging-Friendly Communities (with A. Lehning), Healthy Aging in Sociocultural Context (with K. Hoshino), Elder Care and the Work Force: Blueprint for Action (with B. Lowe and E. Schneider), Controversial Issues in Aging (with L. Kaye) and Families and Work: New Directions in the Twenty-First Century (with K. Fredriksen-Goldsen).
- Aging Policies, Programs and Services
- Aging-Friendly Communities
- Family Caregiving
- Work/Family Issues
- Death, Dying and Bereavement
- Gerontological Social Work Education
Scharlach, A. E., Lehning, A. J., Davitt, J. K., Greenfield, E. A., & Graham, C. L. (2017). Organizational characteristics associated with the predicted sustainability of Villages. Journal of Applied Gerontology, 0733464817690676.
Graham, C., Scharlach, A. E., & Kurtovich, E. (2016). Do Villages promote aging in place? Results of a longitudinal study. Journal of Applied Gerontology, doi: 10.1177/0733464816672046.
Greenfield, E. A., Scharlach, A. E., & Davitt, J. K. (2016). Organizational characteristics and volunteering in age-friendly supportive service initiatives. Nonprofit & Voluntary Services Quarterly, 45, 931–948 doi: 10.1177/0899764015621620.
Lehning, A., Scharlach A., & Davitt J. (2015). Variations on the Village model: An emerging typology of a consumer-driven community-based initiative for older adults. Journal of Applied Gerontology. Published online May 2015, doi: 0733464815584667.
Lehning, A., Scharlach A., Price Wolf J., Davitt J., & Wiseman H. (2015). Perceived challenges to the sustainability of community-based aging initiatives: Findings from a national study of Villages. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 58, 684-702.
Scharlach, A. E. (2015). Social work with older adults in the United States. Arbor: Ciencia, Pensamiento y Cultura, 191-771 (a207), 1-16.
Scharlach, A.E., Graham, C. L., & Berridge, C. (2015). An integrated model of co-ordinated community-based care. The Gerontologist, 55(4), 677–687.
Greenfield, E.A., Oberlink, M., Scharlach, A.E., Neal, M. B., & Stafford, P.B. (2015). Age-friendly community initiatives: Conceptual issues and key questions. The Gerontologist, 55, 191-8. doi: 10.1093/geront/gnv005
Scharlach, A.E. (2015). Estimating the value of volunteer-assisted community-based aging services: A case example. Home Health Care Services Quarterly, 34:1, 46-65. doi: 10.1080/01621424.2014.999902
Satariano, W.A., Scharlach, A.E., & Lindeman, D. (2014). Aging, place, and technology: Toward improving access and wellness in older populations. Journal of Aging and Health, 26(8), 1373–1389.
Graham, C. L., Scharlach, A. E., & Price Wolf, J. (2014). The impact of the “Village” model on health, well-being, service access, and social engagement of older adults. Health Education & Behavior, 41(1 suppl), 91S-97S. doi:10.1177/1090198114532290
Scharlach, A.E., Davitt, J.K., Lehning, A.J., Greenfield, E. A., & Graham, C.L. (2014). Does the Village model help to foster age-friendly communities? Journal of Aging and Social Policy, 26, 181-196. doi: 10.1080/08959420.2014.854664 [Reprinted in: K. Fitzgerald & F. Caro (eds.), International Perspectives on Age-Friendly Cities. New York: Routledge.]
Greenfield, E. A., Scharlach, A. E., Lehning, A. J., Davitt, J. K., & Graham, C. L. (2013). A tale of two community initiatives for promoting aging in place: Similarities and differences in the national implementation of NORC programs and Villages. The Gerontologist, 53, 928-938. doi:10.1093/geront/gnt035
Scharlach, A., & Lehning, A. (2013). Aging-friendly communities and social inclusion in the United States. Ageing and Society, 33, 110-136.
Lehning, A. J., Scharlach, A. E., & Wolf, J. P. (2012). An emerging typology of community aging initiatives. Journal of Community Practice, 20, 293-316.
Greenfield, E., Scharlach, A., Lehning, A., & Davitt, J. (2012). A conceptual framework for examining the promise of the NORC Program and Village models to promote aging in place. Journal of Aging Studies, 26, 273-284.
Scharlach, A. (2012). Creating aging-friendly communities in the United States. Ageing International, 37, 25-38.
Scharlach, A., Graham, C., & Lehning, A. (2012). The "village" model: A consumer-driven approach for aging in place. The Gerontologist, 52, 418-427.
Scharlach, A. E., (2017). Aging in context: Individual and environmental pathways to aging-friendly communities. The 2015 Matthew A. Pollack Award lecture. The Gerontologist.
Scharlach, A., & Lehning, A. (2015). Creating aging-friendly communities. New York: Oxford University Press.
Scharlach, A., & Hoshino, K. (Eds.). (2012). Healthy aging in sociocultural context. New York: Routledge/ Taylor & Francis.