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Posted by Positive Aging Community on 07/15/2021

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Older Adults

According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2017 American Community Survey, 25 percent of Americans over age 65 have some kind of disability, and nearly 50 percent of those over age 75. Ranging from difficulties seeing and hearing to walking and thinking, age-related changes may make it more difficult to get around at home, participate in the community, or go to work. Featuring Carleen Crespo, ADA Information Specialist 

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12:04:53     From  Robert Coulson   to   All panelists : Pls turn on cc, thanks,

12:04:58     From  Catie Ramos : Catie Ramos from Goodwin House at Home here! If you are interested in aging in place and located in Northern VA or DC, feel free to reach out! athome@goodwinhouse.org   www.goodwinhouse.org/age-in-place

12:08:07     From  Renate Buttrum   to   All panelists : 1990

12:08:58     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : congrats Renate!  Sorry I called you Renee!

12:09:33     From  Tom Shipe : Tom Shipe, Realtor with Long & Foster Realtors

703-946-4844  tom.shipe@LNF.com

Founding Member: Superior Options For Seniors (SOS)


12:10:21     From  Keisha Toussaint Mc Mayo : Good afternoon everyone 

Keisha Toussaint Mc Mayo

Family Support Worker II 


12:11:47     From  Marcy Silver : Good afternoon everyone. Marcy Silver from Visiting Angels of Pikesville. visitingangelshomecare@yahoo.com

12:13:00     From  Hugh Scoggins   to   All panelists : Wil slides be available after the presentation?

12:14:36     From  Jennifer Brown : Hi - Jennifer Brown - Community Relations Manager - Seabury Care Management - 202-364-0020 - jmbrown@seaburyresources.org -

12:16:51     From  Sharonda Huffman : People First Language

12:17:15     From  AM Dillon   to   All panelists : AS a general rule, person first - yes. But really ask the person themselves

12:17:55     From  AM Dillon   to   All panelists : I refer to  myself as a disabled woman

12:19:36     From  AM Dillon   to   All panelists : American with Disabities Act Center

12:29:49     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : adainfo@transcen.org

12:32:29     From  Renate Buttrum : Are landlords allowed to charge pet fees for certified service animals?

12:34:17     From  Ann Deschamps : Steve: Businesses that serve older individuals can make sure that the individuals know about the ADA and know where they can get information on how it applies to them. www.adainfo.org.

12:36:05     From  AM Dillon   to   All panelists : ADA - task trained animals

12:38:14     From  AM Dillon   to   All panelists : dogs

12:38:23     From  AM Dillon   to   All panelists : the task trained is what is important

12:39:08     From  AM Dillon   to   All panelists : https://www.ada.gov/service_animals_2010.htm

12:39:22     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : ADA - task trained animals


the task trained is what is important


12:49:45     From  Ken Silverstein : interPLAY Orchestra, Ken Silverstein, Managing Director, 240-308-2614, we are a nonprofit, 30 years old serving the adult disabled population

12:52:00     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : I wanted to share this comment with everyone Anonymous Attendee 12:51 PM 

What a beautiful story we need these inspirations to serve as wind beneath our wings to keep on pushing forward. We have learned with the transportation services we often have to have a back up plan.

12:54:53     From  Renate Buttrum : Relay also can assist those with speech differences

12:57:14     From  Sharonda Huffman : This was a great presentation. Thank you!!!

12:58:21     From  Belinda Ragin   to   All panelists : Great presentation. Thank you so much!

12:59:48     From  AM Dillon   to   All panelists : Thank you!

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