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Symposium: Planning Today, Thriving Tomorrow: Housing and Community Innovations for an Aging America (AH916)

MAY 6, 2015 - 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM CT

Kansas City, MO

As a nation, we share a vested interest in ensuring that all of our senior residents age safely, with dignity, and at the highest possible levels of self-sufficiency. At this compelling one-day special event, NeighborWorks America will shine a bright light on the mounting challenges faced by older people and their families – along with the most exciting and innovative strategies being developed and implemented by practitioners and policy-makers in government, private sector, healthcare, and housing.

Join us and explore the latest issues and topics that you and your colleagues have been, and will be, facing head-on:

  • Inventive Housing Options for Older Adults: Retrofitting and modifying housing options in cost-effective ways to allow for aging safely in place and increase falls prevention.
  • Addressing Financial Matters: Avoiding mortgage scams, retirement planning and the latest trends related to employment for the Baby Boomer generation.
  • Accommodating the Changing Service Needs of Seniors: From active to frail, looking at wellness programming, transportation needs, medical care and other groundbreaking ways to keep aging populations as active and healthy as possible.

You will connect with policy-makers and innovative housing and service providers who will share their ideas and best thinking on how to meet this growing and widespread need. At the end, you will take away new knowledge and the most current information on relevant policies and practices to effectively address issues related to the aging population in your community.