Our Aging Audaciously series starts tomorrow and runs through December 9, be sure to check back daily for some great posts from various experts. The series will culminate with AGING AUDACIOUSLY: A Holiday Happening brought to you by Disruptive Women in Health Care & Women in Healthcare DC.
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Verizon 5th Floor Conference Room: 1300 I Street NW (Nearest Metro is McPherson Square)
2015 was a momentous year when it comes to aging: it marked the 50th anniversary of Medicare, Medicaid, and the Older Americans Act, as well as the 80th anniversary of Social Security, not to mention the White House Conference on Aging which took place over the summer. And, at a local level, along with fourteen other worldwide jurisdictions, Age-Friendly DC was selected to participate in a pilot project assessing the World Health Organization’s Draft Age-Friendly City Core Indicator Guide. All this got us thinking. What is aging really, and how are people preparing for this phase of life: for yourself, for your family? What progress have we made on the Caregiving front? How is technology helping? (more…)