Age-Friendly Initiatives: Making Communities Livable for All Ages - U of I Extension

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Age-Friendly Initiatives: Making Communities Livable for All Ages

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October 2, 2017

URBANA, Ill. - University of Illinois Extension’s Community and Economic Development team will host a free webinar, Age-Friendly Initiatives: Making Communities Livable for All Ages on Thursday, October 26, 2017, from Noon to 1:00 p.m. Communities need to prepare for upcoming demographic shifts with regard to older adults. The World Health Organization (WHO), in partnership with the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), has developed a set of guidelines for communities who wish to seek “Age-Friendly” status. This process involves organizing community stakeholders to evaluate, plan, and implement strategies to improve the lives of older adults in their community.

Wendy Bartlo, PhD. currently works as an Outreach Specialist for the Center on Health, Aging, and Disability at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  She is responsible for the day-to-day management of Age-Friendly Champaign-Urbana.  Wendy completed her doctorate in anthropology and a pre-doctoral fellowship in gerontology at Wayne State University in Detroit, where she spent two years researching the lives of older adults in Detroit neighborhoods.

This webinar will be based on her research, as well as her work done in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois. She will provide strategies that communities can use to implement age friendly initiatives.

There is no cost to attend the webinar; however, REGISTRATION required. Register online or contact Nancy Ouedraogo at esarey@illinois.edu more information.

Source: Nancy Ouedraogo, Extension Specialist, Community Economic Development, esarey@illinois.edu

Pull date: October 26, 2017