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Age Friendly Center for Excellence Workshop Series

 

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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 #2

 

Center for Excellence Workshop #2 Information

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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

 

Workshop #2 Presenter Bios

 

 

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. 

Center for Excellence Workshop #1 Information

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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

 

 

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