The rapid change in our older adult population will change the demographics and make-up of Miami-Dade County in the coming years. How well we prepare our communities for this aging phenomenon will determine the quality of life for the residents of our community as it ages. It is imperative that Miami-Dade takes significant steps today towards addressing this challenge and implementing strategies to make our community more age-friendly for older adults.
Join us for the Miami-Dade Age-Friendly Summit for an engaging discussion with local movers-and-shakers aimed at making Greater Miami better – more convenient, more integrated, more accessible, and more enjoyable for older adults and for our citizens of all ages. Learn strategies for implementation and change from national and community leaders with a focus on actionable steps, particularly focused on our health system, housing, and planning.
Let’s work toward change, together. RSVP below to save your spot.
Venue: Miami Dadeland Marriott, 9090 S Dadeland Blvd, Miami, FL 33156
Date: Thursday, May 16, 2015, 8:30 am – 2:00 pm
Lead Agencies: AARP Florida, Alliance for Aging, Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade, Health Foundation of South Florida, Miami-Dade County, Miami-Dade Transportation Planning Organization, United Way of Miami-Dade, Urban Health Partnerships
Goal: Foster commitment toward and create a shared vision for an Age-Friendly Miami-Dade
- To demonstrate the need for investment in the development of age-friendly health system, housing, and transportation
- To present best-practices in developing age-friendly communities
- To develop an inventory of Miami-Dade municipalities or agencies that are interested in, or are taking steps toward becoming age-friendly
- To obtain commitment from Miami-Dade municipalities and organizations to participate in an active process of prioritizing older adults’ needs and promoting older adults’ engagement in improving the quality of life of the County