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Elevate Eldercare

Sep 13, 2023

Building truly age-friendly communities starts with incorporating elders’ needs, wants, and goals into civic planning.

As the executive director of Age-Friendly Greater Pittsburgh, Laura Poskin works across the city to build bridges between elders and the decision-makers who can help create accessible, integrated spaces for people of all ages and abilities – all while centering the opinions of older people who far too often don’t have a seat at the table.

Poskin joins “Elevate Eldercare” to discuss the World Health Organization’s vision for age-friendly communities, success stories from her organization’s work in the Steel City, and her own journey into elder advocacy, which began as a child and young adult with the simple realization that older people and younger people can form fulfilling friendships across generations.

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