Event Description:

The pandemic has had a significant impact on people of all ages, but specifically older adults. This discussion will cover a broad range of topics from isolation and loneliness, to environmental press and the future of healthcare in the home.

Panelists:

  • Gail Kohn, World Health Organization Age-Friendly DC Coordinator. She is responsible to DC Mayor, Muriel Bowser for implementing the city’s transformation to an easier jurisdiction in which to grow older. Throughout her career, Gail has planned and administered innovative residences and programs for people who have reached 60 and beyond.
  • Judy Berman, Ph.D. Executive Director, Capitol Hill Village. With her background in policy research and advocacy on a range of economic, social, and health related issues in DC, Judy leads the Capitol Hill Village, an organization working to sustain and enrich the community of Capitol Hill residents for the long term.

Moderator:

  • Tama Duffy Day, FACHE, FIIDA, FASID, Principal, Gensler. Focused on the impact of design on health, Tama co-leads the Health & Wellness practice at the global architecture and design firm, Gensler. She is a board member and volunteer with Capitol Hill Village and a member of Mayor Bowser’s Age-Friendly DC task force.

 

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