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Aging with Options: Urgency to Connect Housing and Supportive Services

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Thursday, September 1, 2016

Start : 10:00 AM Pacific
End : 11:00 AM Pacific

Presented by ASA’s Lifetime Education and Renewal Network (LEARN) 

ASA Members: Register now for FREE

Not a Member? Join ASA or Register for this event for $49

Includes complimentary CEUs

This webinar is based on a workshop that was presented at the 2016 Aging in America Conference.

Older adults, especially those in affordable housing communities, and those with functional limitations and chronic conditions, often encounter systems that are not coordinated to meet both their medical and social support needs. The demand for affordable, supportive, high-quality housing will continue to increase. However, the lack of affordable and accessible housing options is a major barrier to rebalancing the delivery of LTSS and expanding the array of home- and community-based care. This web seminar will highlight the importance and benefits of a partnership between affordable senior housing and community-based services and supports. This connection helps prevent social isolation and promotes positive aging in place.

Participants in this web seminar will be able to:

  • Identify research opportunities for working older adults in affordable housing communities;
  • Identify strategies for working with affordable housing organizations; and,
  • Discuss the benefits of strong partnerships between affordable housing communities and community-based organizations to provide services and supports.


Jean Accius, Ph.D., is vice president for Independent Living/Long-Term Services and Supports at AARP. Jean helps coordinate AARP’s policy development process, focusing on developing federal, state and local policy related to health and LTSS care delivery, quality and safety; overseeing financing and coverage; assisting with workforce and education issues; and, paying special attention to needs, such as prescription drugs, medical devices and end-of-life care.

Karon Phillips, Ph.D., MPH, is senior manager at Community Impact Strategies, and serves in a leadership capacity for CPDC (Community Preservation and Development Corporation’s) Aging in Place initiative by a conducting and coordinating coalition building and programmatic activities to promote healthy aging in low-income communities across Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. She also provides program management and technical assistance to all CPDC communities and business units related to older adults.

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