Livable Communities for All Ages: Moving Forward in Connecticut
November 20 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join us for the final 2019 workshop in the Engaging Aging series
Livable Communities for All Ages: Moving Forward in Connecticut Wednesday, November 20 9 a.m. to 12 noon Jewish Federation of Western Connecticut 444 Main Street North, Southbury Register
How can we support the “age-friendly” movement in Connecticut? Are there easy-to-implement ways of getting started where we work or live?
This workshop will explore the impact of changing demographics on communities and how the experience of growing up and growing older can be shaped by where we live. Three special guests will share varied approaches and ideas that you can use to create a community that is more livable for all ages.
- Connecticut AARP will present the “Roadmap to Livability” and offer examples of local communities that are bringing this to life.
- Sustainable CT will provide an overview of its voluntary municipal certification program that is helping to build thriving and resilient communities. Learn how the program dovetails with the age-friendly movement.
- Woodbury Senior Services Director Loryn Ray will describe their Town Conversations on Aging and how community discussions led to specific actions to help make Woodbury more liveable for older residents.
Trainer: Donna Fedus, gerontologist and founder of Borrow My Glasses
Engaging Aging workshops combine new ideas, effective programs worth sharing and key concepts in gerontology. This workshop:
- Is free and open to professionals working with older people, gerontology students, and community leaders who want to help build more livable communities for all
- Requires advance registration
- Includes breakfast beginning at 9:00 a.m. (program begins at 9:30 a.m.)