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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Learn more about the WHO’s age-friendly cities framework: https://extranet.who.int/agefriendlyworld/age-friendly-cities-framework/
Join us in Detroit October 3-4 for a workshop on building innovative new care communities: https://thegreenhouseproject.org/education-events/workshops/
Explore cultural transformation services from The Green House Project and Pioneer Network: https://thegreenhouseproject.org/cultural-transformation/