Sunday, September 8, 2013

Age-Friendly DC Forum, September 21

The District of Columbia is on its way to becoming an Age-Friendly city―a place that allows persons of all ages and abilities to live and thrive.   The Office of the Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services and the DC Office on Aging are inviting all who have an interest in an Age-Friendly DC including those who can answer "yes" to these questions:
  • Do you care for your parents or other older family members?
  • Do you care for or help adults who are older?
  • Are you getting older and have ideas on ways to make the city a better place to live?

You can help shape Age-Friendly DC September 21 from 9:30 - 11:30 am at the Age-Friendly DC Forum featuring Mayor Vincent C. Gray and hundreds of people interested in making neighborhoods and the city as a whole eminently livable.   The event takes place at The Howard Theatre, 620 T Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001.   Light refreshments will be served and transportation will be provided (details).

At this Forum, participants will have an opportunity to comment on the 10 areas of civic life that shape an Age-Friendly DC:

  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
  10. Elder abuse, neglect, and fraud

Your comments and ideas will directly feed into the development of age-friendly programs and policies that will benefit you, your family members, your neighborhood.

Please tell your friends, neighbors, and family about the Forum.   All District residents are encouraged to attend.   RSVP for the Forum today online or by calling (202) 724-5622.

If you are not able to attend but have something to say about making the District of Columbia a place that allows persons of all ages and abilities to live and thrive, you can share your thoughts here in this online form.

Interested in volunteering at the event?   You can sign up online or by contacting Christian Barrera at 202-727-7973 or

The Age-Friendly DC 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.

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