Help make the District of Columbia a friendlier place for all ages—attend the FREE Age-Friendly DC Forum Saturday, September 21 from 9:30 - 11:30 am!
The event takes place at The Howard Theatre (620 T Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001).
The District recently became part of the international Age-Friendly Cities movement in order to ensure that we adequately and appropriately prepare and deal with two (global) trends: the rapid aging of populations and increasing urbanization. Age-Friendly DC is committed to improving social and economic factors that influence the health and well-being of older adults. The 10 areas are: 1) outdoor spaces and buildings; 2) transportation; 3) housing; 4) social participation; 5) respect and social inclusion; 6) civic participation and employment; 7) communication and information; 8) community support and health services; 9) emergency preparedness and response and 10) elder abuse, neglect and fraud.
Light refreshments will be served. Transportation will be provided from select DCOA senior wellness centers and sites. Complete transportation information can be found on the Office on Aging website. You can select the following registration link to be taken to the online registration page, or call (202) 724-5622.
The Age-Friendly DC Senior Forum is hosted by the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services, DC Office on Aging and the New York Academy of Medicine. For more information, call (202) 741-5875.