Sunday, February 03, 2013

Communities for a Lifetime–Wednesday Feb. 6, 2013




The Interfaith Open Table presents

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

7:00-8:30 a.m.

Harris United Methodist Church

20 South Vineyard Boulevard, Honolulu

7:00 a.m.

Introductions and Announcements

Rev. Irene Matsumoto

7:10 a.m.

Communities for a Lifetime

Pamela Chow, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa

Communities For a Lifetime project is being developed to assist communities in Hawai'i to improve resources and increase capacity for its residents throughout their lives. The goal is to assess the assets and resident perceptions of current and future resources required to improve the liability or 'age friendliness' of communities. The theoretical framework focuses on three environmental categories based on the World Health Organization's eight topical features of age-friendly places: physical (housing, outdoor spaces and buildings, transportation), social (social participation, respect and social inclusion, civic engagement and employment), and service (community support and health services, communications and information), which support or hinder independent lifestyle choices and participation of individuals in their communities as they age.

To reduce the financial burden to individuals, families, and communities it is important that independent living is encouraged and available with increased options to allow our population to age in place successfully and create a livable community for all.

8:30 a.m. Adjourn and Networking