Miami Dade’s older adult population is growing like never before, and the quality of life of older adults is greatly affected by local policies, programs and neighborhood environments. The Miami-Dade Age-Friendly Initiative is focused on helping local governments, sector leaders, and advocates improve our community, so that it supports a high quality of life for all ages and abilities. The Housing Workshop took place on September 21, 2016 and focused on provide tools and information to assist leaders in identifying and implementing age-friendly strategies at the local level. Please use the links below to access the proceedings from the workshop.
|Time||Session Details & Speakers|
|12:00 pm – 12:30 pm||
Registration, Networking, & Lunch
Join us for lunch and networking as you check-in to the workshop.
|12:30 pm – 12:45 pm||
Welcome & Introduction
Kick off the workshop with a welcome and overview of the Miami-Dade Age-Friendly Initiative and what it means to be age-friendly.
About the Age-Friendly Initiative
Miami-Dade Age-Friendly Initiative – Why We are Here (Click here to Download a Copy of Slides)
|12:45 pm – 1:05 pm||
Need for Age-Friendly Housing
Framing the conversation and the need at a national and local level, speakers will provide an overview on the need for age-friendly housing including housing that is affordable, accessible, and adaptable.
Bobbie Ibarra, Executive Director, Miami Homes for All
|1:05 pm – 1:25 pm||
Housing Services & Resources
Panelists will present and discuss current housing-related resources in Miami-Dade County.
|1:25 pm – 2:00 pm||
Age-Friendly Housing Strategy Case Studies
Presenters will discuss opportunities to address affordability, accessibility and adaptability.
Affordable Housing Strategies
Adaptable & Accessible Housing: Aging in Place Strategies
Municipal Housing Strategy
Housing Assistance Planning Strategies
|2:00 pm – 2:25 pm||
Guided discussion to review opportunities to prioritize policies, plans, or strategies in our communities. How can we begin to plan these changes in our municipalities, and what should be focused on?
|2:25 pm – 2:30 pm||
Wrap up, Next Steps & Closing
The workshop will conclude with a discussion on next steps. Will you pledge to make your outdoor spaces more age-friendly?
Anamarie Garces, Executive Director, Urban Health Partnerships