March 10: DVRPC’s Healthy Communities Task Force Meeting: Age-Friendly Communities (2.5 CM)

This meeting will focus on age-friendly communities with presentations from Amanda Lehning, Assistant Professor at UMD School of Social Work, on her recently published book, Creating Aging-Friendly Communities, and Karin Morris, Manager of DVRPC’s Office of Smart Growth, on lessons from her German Marshall Fellowship on Age-Friendly UK Efforts.

The meeting will also feature a panel discussion on age-friendly efforts in the region, featuring Kate Clark, Planner of Policy and Program Development at Philadelphia Corporation for Aging, Joe Lukach, CEO of the Ralston Center, and Ann Torregrossa, Chair of Swarthmore Borough’s Aging-in-Place Task Force.  Finally, the meeting will conclude with a facilitated conversation around what your community can do to encourage age-friendly places.

The meeting will expose planners to best practices from both near and far around fostering age-friendly communities.  It will also give them tools to implement some of these practices in their communities.


Thursday, March 10, 2016

Coffee and Tea available at 9:00am

Meeting starts at 9:30am

Lunch served after meeting


DVRPC’s Main Conference Room

The ACP Building – 8th Floor

190 N. Independence Mall West

Philadelphia, PA



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