Healthy Communities for Healthy Aging
Wednesday, November 6, 2013: 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
How and where we live, eat, work, play, and socialize profoundly influence our physical and mental health. This session will mainly cover the following important topics related to this issue: best practices creating age-friendly communities; improving access to online health education resources for older adults in underserved communities in Boston; the perceived effects of the healthy communities through healthy food program on its older adult participants; creating age-friendly cities, communities and organizations: Best practices from the US; and evidence of improvements in health from age-friendly NYC.
Session Objectives: 1. To determine a non-monetary national award program can nudge communities into adopting local policies and community-wide programs that foster health and age-friendly communities. 2. To discuss the Healthy Communities through Healthy Food (HCHF). 3. To discuss the Age-friendly NYC program.
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Organized by: Aging & Public Health
Endorsed by: Public Health Education and Health Promotion, Asian Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health, Black Caucus of Health Workers, Chiropractic Health Care, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights
Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)