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Age Friendly Center for Excellence Workshop Series

 

Tompkins County Age Friendly Center for Excellence Workshop Series Toolkit

 


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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 #4

 

Thank you to all who participated in Workshop #4.

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WORKSHOP #4 Agenda

May 11, 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Age Friendly for Community Health and Wellness

 

  • Intro and overview (Lisa Monroe, Director, Tompkins County Office for the Aging)
  • Applying an Age Friendly Lens to Health and Wellness (Lisa Monroe, Director, Tompkins County Office for the Aging)

  • Social Determinants of Health (Nicole Zulu, Director, Human Services Coalition)

  • HAAAP, CHIP and CHA (Samantha Hillson, Director of Health Promotion, Tompkins County Health Department)

  • Equity, Health and Wellness (Kenneth Clarke, Director, Tompkins County Office of Human Rights)

  • Panel Discussion

  • Q & A

  • Workshop Series Closing Comments (Lisa Monroe, Director, Tompkins County Office for the Aging; Esther Greenhouse, Strategic Director, Tompkins County Age Friendly Center for Excellence)

 

Workshop #4 Presenter Bios

 

Age Friendly Center for Excellence Workshop #3

 

Thank you to all who participated in Workshop #3.

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WORKSHOP #3 Agenda

April 20, 9:00am to 10:30am

Planning for Age Friendly Communities: Resources for Local Governments & Community Members

 

  • Intro and overview (Lisa Monroe, Director, Tompkins County Office for the Aging)
  • Age Friendly Communities and Executive Order, State level (Paul Beyer, NYS Director of Smart Growth Planning)

  • What is Smart Growth? How does it relate to AF Communities and Executive Order in Tompkins County? (Joan Jurkowich, Planning Administrator, Tompkins County Department of Planning and Sustainability) 

  • Visitability, Model Ordinances and Resolutions (Esther Greenhouse, Strategic Director, Tompkins County Age Friendly Center for Excellence)

  • Age Friendly Planning and Services: Research and national project; Engaged Cornell Student Interns work on Mapping and Comp Plans (Mildred Warner, Professor, Department of City and Regional Planning, Cornell University)

  • Local Advocacy: Grassroots efforts in the Town of Caroline (Beth Harrington and Wilma Lawrence, Community Members)

  • Q & A

  • Closing and Introduction to next workshop (Esther Greenhouse, Strategic Director, Tompkins County Age Friendly Center for Excellence)

 

Workshop #3 Presenter Bios

 

 

Age Friendly Center for Excellence Workshop #2

Thank you to all who participated in Workshop #2.

Center for Excellence Workshop #2 Information

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Resources from Workshop #2

 

"Fitting Together the Needs of an Aging Population" by Meghan Stromberg

 

"Age Friendly Rural Planning" by Jeffrey Spivak

 

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

In creating communities that enable people to thrive across the lifespan, it is crucial to understand the status quo.  Did you know that most spaces are designed to be ideal for the average height male between the ages of 20 and 40, forcing everyone else to unnecessarily adapt?  Did you know that this results in stress which creates "forced frailty" a variable responsible for unnecessary and preventable physical and cognitive decline?  As our society moves towards greater reliance on Home & Community Based Services and struggles to understand and meet the needs of a diverse and aging population, it is time to harness the power of the built environment to enable all of our residents to thrive.

Benefits/Outcomes to Attendees & the Community:

  • understand human:environment interactions: how design can disable or enable people's functioning; information on potential solutions

 

  • learn how to apply this new perspective and knowledge to a wide variety of settings from residential housing to senior living, healthcare environments to workplaces and public spaces and municipal buildings.  It can inform policies, planning and zoning, and programs throughout the county

 

  • by improving the housing stock, buildings, and infrastructure, the county and individual municipalities may be able to reduce the demand for services, particularly for older adults

 

  • learn about funding options, programs, and models to replicate

 

Workshop #2 Agenda

Introduction (Lisa Monroe, Director, Tompkins County Office for the Aging)

*remaining presented by Esther Greenhouse, Strategic Director, Tompkins County Age Friendly Center for Excellence

Overview of Workshop

Presentation

Explanation of Community Assessment Tool

Q&A/Discussion of Community Assessment Tool

Closing & Introduction to next workshop

Community Assessment Tool

 

 

Workshop #2 Presenter Bios

 

Age Friendly Center for Excellence Workshop #1

 

Thank you to all who participated in Workshop #1.

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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.
https://longevityeconomy.aarp.org/


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
lifespan.
https://www.aarp.org/livable-communities/network-age-friendly-communities/


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
apply: https://www.aarp.org/livable-communities/community-challenge/


Learn more about the World Health Organization (WHO) Age-Friendly Cities
https://www.who.int/ageing/age_friendly_cities_material/en/


Here is the Guide for WHO Age-Friendly Cities
https://www.who.int/ageing/publications/Global_age_friendly_cities_Guide_English.pdf?ua=1


WHO Age-Friendly Cities Checklist
https://www.who.int/ageing/publications/Age_friendly_cities_checklist.pdf?ua=1


Best Practices Report by Jeremy Xu - “Multiagency Response To Food Insecurity During The
Covid-19 Pandemic", Best Practices Report.
http://cms.mildredwarner.org/p/315

 

 

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)

 

Workshop #1 Presenter Bios