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Feb
16

CCE Brown Bag: Aging in Community: Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things

12:30 PM - 1:25 PM

Tyler Haynes Commons, 305
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Speakers: Janei Lofty, Aging in Community Outreach Coordinator, Community Preservation Development Corporation

Dr. Katrina Polk, Ph.D., MPA, CAPS, Director of Aging in Community, Community Preservation Development Corporation  

Gigi Amateau, Director of Grants and Research, Greater Richmond Age Wave

Location: Tyler Haynes Commons, Room 305

The Bonner Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) hosts weekly Brown Bag discussions, open to members of the campus and the community, from 12:30–1:25p.m. on most Fridays during the academic year. Each week, a speaker or small panel leads a presentation on a provocative social issue, then opens up the floor for discussion.

This week’s CCE Brown Bag speakers will define aging in community and explore examples of ordinary people doing extraordinary things for older adults through community engagement and encouraging self-advocacy. Our panel will also discuss the ways that macro social factors such as transportation barriers and food access, affect individual-level health, health behaviors, and psychosocial well-being, and how Richmond correlates with these experiences on a national level. They will speak to how citizens can carry forth efforts to make Richmond a great place to age by being mindful of the needs of the aging population.