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.
|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 – 1:00 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.
Active Transportation/Safe Streets
Aging Road Users – Safety & Mobility Strategies
The MPO & Aging Road Users
|1:55 pm – 2:25 pm
Attendees will discuss options for addressing aging issues related to transportation in Miami-Dade and prioritize strategies.
|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?