In 2008, the Sierra Health Foundation joined the Helen Andrus Benedict Foundation, MetLife Foundation and The California Endowment in support of an online conference offered by the Friendly Communities Center for the Advanced Study of Aging Services at the University of California at Berkeley. This unique conference series was designed to support individuals and organizations nationwide in their planning to make communities more aging-friendly. Participants had an opportunity to engage with national experts, discover what other communities are doing to be more aging-friendly, network with people across the country, and access online tools and training materials.
This report captures information from national and local experts participating in the Creating Aging-Friendly Communities online conference held on February 20, 2008. The report includes opening remarks, a keynote address, a live online panel presentation, questions from the national audience and conclusions from a facilitated large-group discussion.
You can read the following on the link:
Opening Remarks by Josefina Carbonell, Assistant Secretary for Aging
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Importance of Partnerships in Creating Aging-Friendly Communities
Keynote Address by Andrew Scharlach, Ph.D.
University of California, Berkeley, Center for the Advanced Study of Aging Services
Why Our Communities Must Become More Aging-Friendly
Elinor Ginzler from the American Association of Retired Persons, Office of Social Impact
Livable Communities: An Evaluation Guide
Mia Oberlink from AdvantAge, Center for Home Care Policy and Research
Introduction to the AdvantAge Initiative
Nancy Henkin from Temple University, Center for Intergenerational Learning
Communities for All Ages