The Tompkins County Age Friendly Center for Excellence (TCAFCFE) will hold a series of 4 community training virtual workshops in 2021, one per month February through May 2021. The series: Age Friendly + Tompkins County: Why It Matters to All Agencies, Residents, & Visitors
Age Friendly Center for Excellence Workshop #2
WORKSHOP #2 (Agenda to follow)
March 17, 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Spaces & Places: Leveraging the Built Environment for Successful Age Friendly Communities
Esther Greenhouse, Presenter
Age Friendly Center for Excellence Workshop #1
Thank you to all who participated in Workshop #1. To view the Workshop in its entirety please click here.
Resources from Workshop #1
The Longevity Economy viewpoint is data analyses from AARP describing the contributions of
Americans age 50+ years-old as they contribute to a significant portion of the economy.
AARP Network of Age-Friendly Cities
Extensive online resources and free publications to order, plus research and data for
communities looking to meet the needs of their older citizens and all citizens across the
The AARP Community Challenge awards small grants to fund quick action projects that can
help communities become more livable for people of all ages. For more information and to
Learn more about the World Health Organization (WHO) Age-Friendly Cities
Here is the Guide for WHO Age-Friendly Cities
WHO Age-Friendly Cities Checklist
Best Practices Report by Jeremy Xu - “Multiagency Response To Food Insecurity During The
Covid-19 Pandemic", Best Practices Report.
WORKSHOP #1 Agenda
February 17, 10:30am to 12:00pm
What is Age Friendly Anyway? How it Benefits Agencies, Residents, Visitors, and Businesses
Esther Greenhouse, Moderator
- Intro and overview (Lisa Monroe, Director, Tompkins County Office for the Aging)
Making Age Friendly a Reality: NYS Executive Order 190
(Greg Olsen, NYS Office for the Aging & Nora O'Brien Suric (Health Foundation of Western + Central NY)
AARP Age Friendly (Randy Hoak, Associate State Director, AARP NY)
History/highlights of AF in NYS (Diane Kolack, Program Officer, NY Academy of Medicine)
Best Practices in Tompkins County
(Serena Stern, Communications Specialist, and Jeremy Xu, research intern, Tompkins County Age Friendly Center for Excellence)
Q & A/Discussion
Closing & introduction to next workshop "How We Can Use the Age Friendly Framework for Post-COVID Recovery"
(Esther Greenhouse, Strategic Director, Tompkins County Age Friendly Center for Excellence)
Stay tuned for more information on upcoming workshops.
Workshop #3 April
Zoning + Planning for Age Friendly Communities
Workshop #4 May
Age Friendly for Community Health + Wellness