Posted by Positive Aging SourceBook on 10/08/2021

Building a Regional Age-Friendly Community Network


The George Washington (GW) Center for Aging, Health and Humanities has been named a recipient of a 2021 AARP Community Challenge grant to establish an Age-Friendly Regional Network for the DMV! Join us for a live & interactive discussion about this exciting initiative!! 

Meet the Leadership of these Age-Friendly Communities! 

  • Alexandria 
  • Arlington 
  • District of Columbia (DC) 
  • Hyattsville 
  • Montgomery County 

And their Age-Friendly Academic Partners 

George Washington University (GW) Center for Aging, Health and Humanities GW Honey W. Nashman Center for Civic Engagement and Public Service Georgetown University Aging & Health Program

Podcast

Link to PowerPoints

Chat Transcript

12:05:49     From  Melissa Batchelor - GW Center for Aging   to   Hosts and panelists : Love Teepa! Her work includes the Under Hand technique for handfeeding older adults with Alzheimer’s disease! MelissaBPhD.com/NOSH

12:06:21     From  Melissa Bressler : Happy Friday! Melissa Bressler, Outreach Manager at HandyPro of Washington DC Metropolitan. We are a full-service construction company specializing in home modifications for seniors looking to age-in-place and all-persons who are experiencing a change in their safety and accessibility due to a short or long-term injury, illness or condition. Melissa@handypro.com / 301-960-9830

12:07:53     From  Manuel @ HelpfulVillage.com : Gail is a Trailblazer!

12:08:05     From  Victoria Hathaway : Hello, excited for this topic!  Victoria B. Hathaway, CSA, SRES, CSHP and Commissioner on Aging in Howard County, MD, in service as my firm’s director of programming in support of older adults downsizing, selling and moving.  Victoria@BobLucidoTeam.com   410-979-4284

12:08:09     From  Carolyn Pennington : Carolyn Pennington, Executive Director, Shepherd's Center of Northern Virginia, carolynpennington@scnova.org, (703) 281-0538

12:09:16     From  Louis Tenenbaum   to   Hosts and panelists : Louis Tenenbaum from the HomesRenewed Coalition.  Please join our movement!  https://www.homesrenewedcoalition.com/

12:09:43     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : From Louis Tenenbaum to All Panelists 12:09 PM

Louis Tenenbaum from the HomesRenewed Coalition.  Please join our movement!  https://www.homesrenewedcoalition.com/

12:09:52     From  Melissa Batchelor - GW Center for Aging : You can register for the 2021 AARP/ Age-Friendly Social Innovation Challenge from the Center for Aging’s website: https://nursing.gwu.edu/upcoming-events

12:12:32     From  Pamela Saunders, Georgetown University Aging & Health   to   Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook(Direct Message) : Did you delete that person?

12:12:44     From  Manuel @ HelpfulVillage.com   to   Hosts and panelists : Steve, there is an issue in the chat that you probably want to see

12:12:52     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook   to   Pamela Saunders, Georgetown University Aging & Health(Direct Message) : yes he left

12:13:25     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : Sorry - for the zoom bomb message - the person has left - that's a first for our discussions!

12:13:47     From  Jennifer Brown : Jennifer Brown - Community Relations Manager - Seabury Care Management - 202-364-0020 - jmbrown@seaburyresources.org -

12:14:22     From  Ellen Pincus : Hi Ellen Pincus Community Ambassador with Silverado memory care assisted living in Alexandria cell 571-775-9408 ellen.pincus@silverado.com

12:14:25     From  Louis Tenenbaum   to   Hosts and panelists : To what degree does this age friendly effort support pro-active, preventative home modifications?

12:15:53     From  Melissa Batchelor - GW Center for Aging : Many age-friendly cities are adopting the CAPABLE program. We will share that initiative with you shortly!

12:16:26     From  Melissa Batchelor - GW Center for Aging : @Louis - CAPABLE does do home modifications (in case that wasn’t a clear connection from your Q to my A :))

12:17:11     From  Melissa Batchelor - GW Center for Aging : You can register for the 2021 AARP/ Age-Friendly Social Innovation Challenge from the Center for Aging’s website: https://nursing.gwu.edu/upcoming-events

12:19:41     From  Melissa Batchelor - GW Center for Aging : You can also learn more about Age-Friendly Universities by watching this podcast interview with Joann Montepare, PhD from LaSell University:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhbmMMslGTw

12:21:34     From  Judith Shapiro : Regarding university based communities and/or other avenues for involvement with universities, is there any imperative to strive to make them available to individuals of limited means?

12:23:20     From  Ravi Bala : Here's a framework to consider:  CAPABLE + SILVERNEST + PAPA PALS + UBER EATS + ENCORE + SILVERNEST + ALEXA TOGETHER. These names can be substituted with other equivalent entities but stitching these services together enables us to provide a comprehensive Aging@home capability.

12:23:46     From  Melissa Batchelor - GW Center for Aging : Age-Friendly Ecosystem Summit Podcasts

Publicly available (and free) on YouTube at:  https://bit.ly/2OKRxUY  related to: AF Ecosystem, Health Systems, Public Health, Universities, Employers, and Creativity in Aging if you are interested in doing a deeper dive on these national initiatives.

12:24:32     From  Pamela Saunders, Georgetown University Aging & Health : Feel free to email Aging@georgetown.edu if you have questions about partnering with us around degree programs, community partnerships, guest lecturing, and internships.

12:24:49     From  Ravi Bala : @Melissa Batchelor - excellent resource. Thank you.

12:25:28     From  Melissa Batchelor - GW Center for Aging : Thank you @Ravi - attached a document with the hyperlinks to make it easier to find them!

12:26:57     From  Melissa Batchelor - GW Center for Aging : All of the regional and local best practice lectures from the AF Ecosystem Summit can be accessed through this course: https://nursing.gwu.edu/age-friendly-ecosystem-summit-0. All proceeds will be put towards the Gene Cohen Research Award to support student research in aging, health, and the humanities.

12:42:26     From  Nathalie de Vazeille : Thank you very much for your presentation! So interesting! My name is Nathalie de Vazeille with StackCare, a state of the art passive monitoring system for older adults in communities or aging in place. As the University of Missouri Center for Eldercare states in June of the ongoing research projects, Sensing technologies hold enormous potential for early detection of health changes that can dramatically affect the aging experience. Please email me nathalie@stack.care or call 941 400 0794. I would be happy to tell you more. www.stack.care

12:45:44     From  Deb Merriner : Buckley’s for Seniors has been providing transportation since 2005 by our staff of college-educated staffers trained to assist older adults including those living with dementia.  Details at our website www.buckleys4seniors.com

12:47:51     From  Melissa Batchelor - GW Center for Aging : NV Rides is another Transportation option with volunteer drivers supporting riders for door-to-door OR door-through-door support throughout the DMV area. You can learn more here: https://youtu.be/_kzJsN2wYrs

12:49:37     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : Anonymous Attendee 12:45 PM 

Popup Farmers Markets and Mobile Farmers Markets make so much sense to make fresh fruits and vegetables more available to everyone. More farmers used to bring their fresh fruits, vegetable, watermelons, corn, peaches, tomatoes, cucumbers, tomatoes and other wonderful foods, this was once a memoriable part of neighborhoods, but this gift of life disappeared. Wonderful to see age friendly efforts bring a version of this farmers market concept back to home life.

12:49:56     From  Louis Tenenbaum   to   Hosts and panelists : Home mods efficacy data is a critical need!  Congrats to that wonderful and progressive program!

12:50:15     From  Ravi Bala : This Geisinger Fresh Food Farmacy program shows impressive results - other insurance cos and emulate with your encouragement: https://hbr.org/2017/10/how-geisinger-treats-diabetes-by-giving-away-free-healthy-food

12:50:49     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : Anonymous Attendee 12:36 PM 

What is the picture or painting that they are holding, is this something they have painted, is this a picture of the Washington DC capital and the cherry blossoms and waters of the reflection pool or the Potomac River waters? Thank you, so inspirational to see them all holding the same picture...

12:51:22     From  Thomas Massie : I live in Old Town Alexandria. How can I get involved in  to promote the Aging Well Community efforts?

12:52:07     From  Carolyn Pennington : The Shepherd's Centers in many of the Northern Virginia areas (Arlington and Fairfax Counties) offer free transportation with no income limitations or exclusions.

12:53:34     From  Melissa Batchelor - GW Center for Aging : MelissaBPhD@gwu.edu

12:54:15     From  Deb Merriner : I have a relative moving to Pittsburgh in the near future.  She has a strong interest in this area.  How m

12:55:03     From  Deb Merriner : do people in other areas of the country jump into this work?  Deb Merriner

12:55:41     From  Melissa Batchelor - GW Center for Aging : You can learn more about the work of the Aroha Foundation and Creative Aging art projects through this podcast release this week: https://youtu.be/AlNdHNuscMg

12:56:02     From  Dorcas Baker : Will you share the power points?

12:57:16     From  Melissa Batchelor - GW Center for Aging : Link to the AARP Age-Friendly Network and how to get started: https://www.aarp.org/livable-communities/network-age-friendly-communities/

12:57:56     From  Manuel @ HelpfulVillage.com : We are talking with several great Age-Friendly jurisdictions across the country that are doing great things. I understand Melissa said there is no national gathering of Age-Friendly leaders?

12:59:31     From  Melissa Batchelor - GW Center for Aging : Publiciations with other ideas for age-friendly initiatives from AARP

12:59:56     From  MARCI LEFEVRE   to   Hosts and panelists : AARP just convened an Age-Friendly/Livable Communities National Conference. See AARP.org/livable

13:00:02     From  Melissa Batchelor - GW Center for Aging : @Manual, not yet! But we’re hoping to start one!

13:00:11     From  Ravi Bala : Thank you.Excellent!

13:00:35     From  Melissa Batchelor - GW Center for Aging : Yay! Tjha

13:00:35     From  Manuel @ HelpfulVillage.com : @Melissa. Got it. Thanks!

13:00:42     From  nancy garcia   to   Hosts and panelists : Thank you all so much!

13:00:42     From  Deb Merriner : Thanks so much for this valuable presentation!  So informative as always!

13:00:43     From  Wendy Pachter   to   Hosts and panelists : Thank you!


 

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