Transportation Workshop

ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP

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 Transportation Workshop took place on September 28, 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.

AGENDA

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.

Welcome
Max Rothman, JD, LL.M., President & CEO, Alliance for Aging, Inc.

About the Age-Friendly Initiative
Anamarie Garces, Executive Director, Urban Health Partnerships

Miami-Dade Age-Friendly Initiative – Why We are Here (Click here to Download a Copy of Slides)

12:45 pm – 1:00 pm

Need for Age-Friendly Transportation

Framing the conversation and the need at a national and local level, speaker will provide an overview of the need for accessible, affordable, and safe transportation options for older adults.

Marsha Jenakovich, Community Champion, Safe Mobility for Life Coalition, Florida Department of Transportation; Director of Planning and Special Projects, Alliance for Aging, Inc. (Click here to Download a Copy of Slides)

1:00 pm – 1:55 pm

Transportation Options, Resources, & Strategies

Panelists will present and discuss transportation options and resources available for Older Adults in Miami-Dade as well as strategies for creating age-friendly transportation options. 

Golden Passport/Transit
Doug Bermudez, Chief, EASY Care & Transit Service Centers, Miami-Dade County Transportation & Public Works (Click here to Download a Copy of Slides)

ParaTransit/STS
Ainsley Barberna, Para-transit Specialist II, Miami-Dade County Transportation & Public Works 

Active Transportation/Safe Streets
Patrice Gillespie Smith, Neat Streets Miami Manager, Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation & Open Spaces, Safer People, Safer Streets Action Plan (Click here to Download a Copy of Slides)

Aging Road Users – Safety & Mobility Strategies
Marsha Jenakovich, Community Champion, Safe Mobility for Life Coalition, Florida Department of Transportation, Director of Planning and Special Projects, Alliance for Aging, Inc. (Click here to Download a Copy of Slides)

Municipal-Level Strategies
Rafael Casals, President, Miami-Dade City & County Management Association, Town Manager, Town of Cutler Bay (Click here to Download a Copy of Slides)

The MPO & Aging Road Users
David Henderson, Bicycle Pedestrian Administrator, Miami-Dade County Metropolitan Planning Organization (Click here to Download a Copy of Slides)

1:55 pm – 2:25 pm

Breakout Discussion

Attendees will discuss options for addressing aging issues related to transportation in Miami-Dade and prioritize strategies.

Facilitator
Anamarie Garces, Executive Director, Urban Health Partnerships

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? 

RESOURCES

Lead Agencies

Our partners include the following lead agencies: AARP Florida, Alliance for Aging, Miami-Dade County, Miami-Dade Transportation Planning Organization, Health Foundation of South Florida, United Way of Miami-Dade, and Urban Health Partnerships.

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