Our communities are stronger when they include the full scope of our energy, including the contributions of older people, individuals living with dementia, and individuals with disabilities. This webinar examines the importance of advancing age and ability-based equity. It affirms local governments as powerful and respected change agents. And it provides practical guidance toward more inclusive communities, which tend to demonstrate deeper connection, improved health, and higher rates of economic growth.
~Monique Lorenzo, National Conference for Community and Justice, President and CEO
~Ayesha Clarke, Health Equity Solutions, Interim Executive Director
~Deb Migneault, UCONN Health Center on Aging, Clinical Research Associate
~Jeff McQuillan, Connecticut composer, musician, storyteller and teacher
~Claire Côté, Connecticut Department of Aging and Disability Services, Field Representative
~Walter Glomb, Connecticut Council on Developmental Disabilities, Director
~Elizabeth Conklin, Connecticut Department of Public Health, Health Program Supervisor
~Alyssa Norwood, Director, Connecticut Age Well Collaborative
Join us for the world premiere of our musical theme, We Age Well. This webinar is also the release event for our municipal resource guide Reframing the Aging, Dementia and Disability Narrative: Celebrating Vitality and Promoting Inclusivity in our Communities. The guide will be posted to the Connecticut Age Well Collaborative website after the webinar and e-mailed to all registered participants.
This event is the first in our 2023 Age Well Academy series, with special recognition to be awarded to participants who join us for all five events during the year. Municipalities are encouraged to send teams of attendees. This event is eligible for Certified Connecticut Municipal Official (CMMO) credit with the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities (CCM) and certification Maintenance (CM) credit for AICP certified planners.