Transforming Communities to Empower Seniors: SXSW Eco PanelPicker

The World Health Organization describes an age-friendly community as one in which “policies, services and structures related to the physical and social environment are designed to support and enable older people to live in security, enjoy good health and continue to participate fully in society.” From housing to healthcare to communication, the community design model must evolve to not only accommodate, but to empower seniors.

AustinUP pitched a panel presentation, “Transforming Communities to Empower Seniors,” to SXSW Eco  that will cover some of the age-friendly initiatives being implemented in Austin and in other cities. Public voting is taking place now through Friday, May 20, to gather input and measure interest. Please vote for our panel!

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