Learn more about important topics that affect us all as we age
Join the Atlanta Regional Commission for the empowerline Forum Series to explore with others crucial topics related to aging in the region. Attendees include residents of metro Atlanta, professionals, service providers, nonprofit and healthcare organizations, caregivers, advocates, community leaders, and others. These seminars help us all better understand some of the complex issues that older people and individuals with disabilities face in our community. Each session will champion ways to promote quality of life for residents living in the Atlanta region regardless of age or abilities.
Fostering Health Equity in our Communities
Date: June 27, 2019
Time: 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
Location: Atlanta Metropolitan State College, 1630 Metropolitan Parkway SW, Atlanta
Cost: $20.00 cost (includes breakfast and lunch)
This full-day session will help attendees develop cultural competency in serving diverse populations by building a better understanding of the unique factors that affect health equity in Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, Asian, and LGBQT persons. Attendees will examine strategies to develop culturally appropriate programs, policies and practices that promote greater health equity (and, therefore, greater health outcomes) in these populations. The program will include topics such as the social determinants of health, health equity, and the impact of discrimination on health.
The format will be highly interactive and consist of a keynote speaker, panel discussions, and group work.
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Lifelong Communities – Making the Atlanta Region Age-Friendly
Date: August 19, 2019
Time: Morning, exact time TBA
Location: Georgia Power, 241 Ralph McGill Blvd NE, Atlanta
This half-day summit will showcase local solutions to increase affordable housing and transportation options for all ages, abilities, and incomes. The goal is to turn NIMBYs (Not In My Backyard) to YIMBYs (Yes In My Backyard). Thought leaders will frame the issue and local speakers will showcase solutions that are occurring in the Atlanta region. Information will also be provided on innovative ways to engage others in supporting and enacting change.
The Many Faces of Elder Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation
Time: Morning, exact time TBA
Location: Georgia State University, College of Law, Knowles Center
One of the definitions of the word “face” is the aspect of something that is perceptible or obvious upon superficial examination. That is what makes elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation so scary; it doesn’t necessary show its face upon superficial examination. In this half-day forum, experts will address the less obvious sides of these phenomena and learn how individuals can become more alert to red flags as well as what to do about them. Attendees will also learn how to share information about the enormity of the problem in order to prevent older individuals from becoming victims.
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