Towards Age-Friendly: Improving Lives for All Center for Aging, Health and Humanities 2019-2020 University Seminar Series

Towards an Age-Friendly World: Establishing Priorities

Older adult exercises

Aging is here to stay. People of all generations want their community to be a great place to live, work, play, and do business. This seminar series will use the AARP Roadmap to Livability to bring together those who want to create a livable community for all ages.

This seminar series is for you, if:

  • Your research, teaching, or clinical practice includes adults age 50 and older
  • You are interested in age-friendly housing, business, transportation, social engagement, government, health care, health services, arts and creativity, adult education, and/or community services
  • You are looking for collaborative partners for intergenerational projects (e.g., service-learning)
  • You have ideas for an action plan to help older adults live where they want to live, get around town, and maximize their health and well-being.

This 4-part series will bring stakeholders together to collaborate to identifying assets and gaps, establishing priorities for our community, and develop an action plan to create opportunities to improve services, policy, or develop age-friendly initiatives ~ we hope you will join us!

Who is invited to attend: Local government; nonprofit; religious and service associations; interest groups; policy partners; service providers and practitioners; local businesses and universities; and diverse older residents of D.C.

Seminar 2 will:

  • Briefly recap Seminar 1 ideas and partners for multi-generational research, education, practice, and policy service-learning projects between GW Faculty and community partners.
  • Share funding opportunities for research collaborations and projects.
  • Round table discussions will discuss services, policies, and initiatives and identify top 3 priorities within table topics

    Session Outcomes:
  • Identify top 3 priority areas for developing high impact/ high feasibility action plans for this project period with link(s) to funding opportunities.