Creating Age-Friendly Communities & Case Study: Preventing Senior Bullying
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 22, 2018
URBANA, Ill. - University of Illinois Extension’s Community and Economic Development team will host Wendy Bartlo, Chelsea Byers, and Karla Belzer for a free Local Government Education webinar, Creating Age-Friendly Communities & Case Study: Preventing Senior Bullying on Thursday, June 14, 2018, from Noon to 1:00 p.m.
As baby-boomers retire and make up a vast portion of small community constituencies, their needs and interests are of increasing relevance to local government and community leaders. Additionally, 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.
Join us for a free webinar, Age-Friendly Initiatives: Making Communities Livable for All Ages, on Thursday, June 14, 2018, from Noon to 1PM., where our speakers give us insight on: (1) how communities can prepare for upcoming demographic shifts with regard to older adults, and (2) how one aspect of the age-friendly approach focuses on the socio-emotional, with particular emphasis on noticing tell-tale signs of senior bullying.
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.
Chelsey Byers is the Family Life Educator for University of Illinois Extension, serving Champaign, Ford, Iroquois and Vermilion Counties. Her specialty is in aging issues with a focus on brain health and Alzheimer's/dementia. Chelsey provides community-based training and education on life issues affecting families, adults and individuals as they age. She works closely with community groups and organizations serving families, adults and seniors.
Karla Belzer is the Family Life Educator for Unit 4, serving Carroll, Lee, and Whiteside counties. Karla provides community based training and education on life issues affecting families, adults, and individuals as they age. She works closely with community groups and organizations serving families, adults, and seniors.
Source: Nancy Ouedraogo, Extension Specialist, Community Economic Development, email@example.com
Pull date: June 14, 2018