Global Coalition on Aging  

#SpacesOfHealth: Aging in Place

Can a city help improve your health outcomes? Can a hospital make you sick? The #SpacesOfHealth campaign, brought to you by the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University, seeks to answer these and similar questions in a series of live webinars around the relationship between environment and health.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines aging in place as "the ability to live in one's own home and community safely, independently and comfortably, regardless of age, income or ability level." According to AARP, 87 percent of adults age 65 and older want to age in place. The AARP data surrounding aging in place suggests a significant shift in the way aging individuals; families and caregivers; and communities and health care systems approach healthy aging practices and calls for a more flexible definition of care settings. To explore the questions around aging in place, join us Thursday, March 31, from 1-2 p.m. EST for our first installment of the #SpacesOfHealth live webinar series, which will gather experts and thought leaders in the aging space to discuss cultural, technical and socioeconomic aspects of aging in place and its implications for younger generations.

Produced in collaboration with the Global Coalition on Aging and moderated by Loretta DiPietro, Chair of the Milken Institute School of Public Health Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, the webinar will feature panelists who will address the relationship between environment and healthy aging, the resources required to age in place, and examples of communities that are embracing and benefiting from the aging in place trend.

PANELISTS

[MODERATOR] Loretta DiPietro, Chair, Milken Institute School of Public Health Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences
Phil Bongiorno, Executive Director, Home Care Association of America (HCAOA)
Gail Kohn, Age-Friendly DC Coordinator
Melissa Gong Mitchell, Executive Director, Global Coalition on Aging
Anne Montgomery, Deputy Director, Altarum Institute’s Center for Elder Care and Advanced Illness
Robin Strongin, President & CEO, Amplify Public Affairs, LLC; Creator & Founder, Disruptive Women in Health Care

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