2021 Age-Friendly Sharing Symposium Series

AARP Florida and the Florida Department of Elder Affairs will host a series of Age-Friendly Sharing sessions on topics related to livable communities. Register here!

Join Us on Florida’s Journey to Become Age-Friendly

September 2, 2021 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET

In our first session of the series, learn what it means to be Age-Friendly and why Florida’s community leaders are making the commitment. Participate in interactive panel discussions and sessions with state and local elected leaders, and Age-Friendly experts.

Featured Speakers:

  • Richard Prudom, Secretary, Florida Department of Elder Affairs
  • Jeff Johnson, State Director, AARP Florida
  • Laura Cantwell, Associate State Director, AARP Florida
  • Kathy Black, Ph.D., AARP Age-Friendly Consultant

Creating Age-Friendly Community Health & Wellbeing

September 9, 2021 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET

Our second session will discuss several state-local initiatives designed to promote healthy aging and support for persons with dementia and their caregivers. Join us to learn more about Florida’s Age-Friendly Public Health system and statewide Dementia-caring Community Taskforces – and how you can get involved.

Featured Speaker:

  • Ryan Mims, Chief Health Strategist, Florida Department of Health in Walton County

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Collaborating for Age-Friendly Community Resiliency

September 30, 2021 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET

Session three identifies how community partners can work to support both livable and resilient environments. Presenters will identify municipal, departmental and broader coalition efforts to help your community thrive in the face of challenging conditions such as weather and COVID.

Featured Speakers:

  • Zachary Eichholz, Deputy Community & Economic Development Director & Sustainability Manager, City of Cape Canaveral
  • Brenda Defoe-Surprenant, City Planner, City of Cape Canaveral

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Advancing our Age-Friendly Communities

October 7, 2021 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET

Our fourth and final session will identify a plethora of resources to propel your community’s age-friendly efforts. National and statewide resources from AARP and several state departments will be shared for inspiration and actionable next steps.

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