Aging in America 2019 Conference Takes Place in New Orleans

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NEW ORLEANS – American Society on Aging's 2019 Aging in America Conference will take place in New Orleans, from April 15 through April 18, in the Hyatt Regency New Orleans. Organizers are expecting more than 3000 attendees. They said in an email that lodging blocks at partner hotels are quickly filling up.

More than 100 sessions will focus on fostering health in communities—to combat social isolation, to champion inclusivity of people with dementia, to reduce harm from social determinants of health, and to generate more involved, intergenerationally connected communities. 

All Livable Communities programs are at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans. On Mon., April 15, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. is a workshop offering solutions from AARP Well-Being Champions (“Innovators Disrupt the Status Quo to Foster Healthier Communities”). “Community-Based Social Isolation Programs,” on Tuesday, April 16, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., features strategies from community-based organizations that have successfully implemented programs reducing social isolation. “Livable Communities: Statewide Initiatives to Create Communities for All,” on Wednesday, April 17, 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., highlights Florida’s statewide programs to build safe, engaging, inclusive communities. “Disasters and Dementia,” will guide caregivers in community-based settings to create plans that account for the needs of those with dementia. It happens on Wednesday, April 17, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The “3rd Annual Summit on Livable Communities—Mobility for All,” sponsored by AARP, is on Thursday, April 18, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Summit will address accessible transportation and travel options for older adults and people with disabilities. Expert panelists will focus on providing long-term mobility solutions and the role of technology in creating them. Attendees will directly engage with panelists to stimulate creative thinking and potentially foster new transportation options. Panelists include personnel from the Mayor’s Office of Transportation for New Orleans, from the AARP Public Policy Institute, and from Atlanta’s Area Agency on Aging.

Details are available on the American Society on Aging website.

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