Event Calendar

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Webinar: Falls Prevention and Transportation

Date(s): May 6, 2015

Time: 1:00 PM  EST - 2:30 AM  EST

Event Website: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7169133937704258050

Join NCST staff and a panel of speakers for an interactive discussion on the importance of falls prevention awareness in transportation. Falling can be a very serious threat to older adults using public transportation. Unintentional falls are reported to be the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries among adults age 65 and older, and each year 37,000 older adults sustain injuries that require a medical attention due to getting into and out of a vehicle. This discussion will include conversation with occupational therapists, falls prevention experts and local transportation providers around the risks of falling within public transportation vehicles and discuss strategies on how older passengers can use public transportation independently, safely and without fears.

n4a Livable Communities Report Release

Date(s): May 6, 2015

Time: 9:30 AM  EST - 11:30 AM  EST

Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room G-11

Event Website: http://www.n4a.org/Files/n4a%20Livable%20Communities%20Invite.pdf

Organization Details

Contact Name: Stephanie Firestone
Contact Phone: 202.872.0888
Contact Email: sfirestone@n4a.org

Join the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) for the release of a report and a discussion on making communities great places to grow up and grow old. The report identifies key strategies for successfully advancing this work at the local level—facilitating a variety of housing alternatives, expanding transportation options, changing the culture around aging and in many other ways making communities more livable for all residents as they age. Learn how federal programs are increasingly supporting these efforts and about innovative local initiatives nationwide.

Senator Susan Collins (R-ME), Chair, Senate Special Committee on Aging (invited)
Jennifer Ho, Senior Advisor for Housing and Services, U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development
Lilly Shoup, Policy Advisor, Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of Transportation

Local Livability Panel
Roger K. Lewis, Architect & Planner, Columnist, “Shaping the City,” The Washington Post, moderator
Julie Aldrich, Director, Monroe County Office for the Aging, NY
Cathy Bollinger, Managing Director, Embracing Aging, York County Community Foundation, PA
Jessica L. Maurer, Executive Director, Maine Association of Area Agencies on Aging, ME

Please RSVP to LivableCommunitiesEvent@n4a.org

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