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Part of the Aging and Disability Business Institute Series—a Collaboration of n4a and ASA.

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Includes 1 complimentary CE credit*

*ASWB CE Credit Changes 2018: Beginning September 25, 2018, ASA will no longer be able to  issue ASWB CE credits for recorded web seminar attendance. You can only claim ASWB CE credit if you watch “Building Age-Friendly Health Systems, One Community at a Time” at 10:00 AM PT on February 20, 2018. We apologize for any inconvenience. This change is due to ASWB ACE Provider distance learning requirements. 

If you require ADA accommodation to participate in this web seminar, please contact Steve Moore at your earliest convenience to make arrangements –

In America’s current health system, older adults regularly experience inappropriate care and a lack of attendance to their wishes. To address this problem, The John A. Hartford Foundation and its partners are implementing the Age-Friendly Health Systems (AFHS) initiative.An Age-Friendly Health System is one in which every older adult gets the best possible care; does not experience healthcare-related harms; and is satisfied with the healthcare he or she receives.

Clinical−community collaborations are key to this effort and to improving older adults’ health and quality of life of older adults. Whether it is through providing evidence-based health promotion programs, dementia care, transportation, or other services addressing social and behavioral determinants of health, community-based organizations in the aging network can offer critical skills and services related to the four high-level interventions (the “4 Ms”) that are the focus of the AFHS initiative.

This web seminar outlines the initiative and demonstrates how Maryland-based Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities is working with Anne Arundel Medical Center to implement an Age-Friendly Health System in that state. Participants will learn about the partnership, the initiative’s early results, and how professionals working in the field of aging can promote this movement in their communities.

Participants in this web seminar will be able to:

  • Describe the Age-Friendly Health Systems model and its interventions;
  • Identify ways in which they can contribute to the development of Age-Friendly Health Systems in their communities; and  
  • Describe the role of community-based organizations in implementing Age-Friendly Health Systems.


Shelton%20headshot.jpgSusan Shelton, M.A., R.D.N., L.D.N., holds a Master's degree in Adulthood and Aging from Notre Dame of Maryland University (Baltimore). She is a registered, licensed dietitian and has worked in hospital settings and as a private consultant dietitian to several nursing homes and assisted living facilities for 22 years. Shelton has been the Assisted Living Program Director at the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities for four years and has worked in this program for 12 years.



banchero%20headshot.jpgLil Banchero, M.S.N., R.N., is the senior director for the Institute of Healthy Aging at Anne Arundel Medical Center (AAMC), and has more than three decades of nursing experience. She holds a Master’s degree from Notre Dame of Maryland University with a focus on eldercare. Banchero led the creation of AAMC’s Acute Care for the Elderly Unit, which cares for older patients (average patient age is 81 years old), and was a founder of AAMC’s  patient- and family-centered care model.



Target Audience: All



The Aging and Disability Business Institute is funded by:

The Administration for Community Living

The John A. Hartford Foundation

The SCAN Foundation

The Gary and Mary West Foundation

The Colorado Health Foundation

The Marin Community Foundation



National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a)

Independent Living Research Utilization/National Center for Aging and Disability

The American Society on Aging

Partners in Care Foundation

Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley/Healthy Living Center of Excellence.

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