HPRG: Aging in a Healthy Community

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Carolyn Rader is a Principal Program Specialist in Community Development for the Aging Services Division, Atlanta Regional Commission. She provides management and coordination oversight for the JARC (Job Access Reverse Commute) and New Freedom transportation grant projects, the Human Services Transportation Advisory Committee, five senior mobility initiatives and provides technical assistance to local governments and non-profits for the Lifelong Communities Initiative. She serves on the State's Older Driver Task Force. Carolyn's planning career has included consulting and project management for Lawrence Frank and Company; the Georgia Conservancy's 'Blueprints for Successful Communities'; Planners for Environmental Quality (PEQ); and Sycamore Consulting.
Carolyn received her Master of City Planning degree from Georgia Institute of Technology in 1990. She recently completed a 'Certificate in Aging' from Boston University, Institute of Geriatric Social Work.

Pam Buckmaster earned an MPH, MS in Urban Studies, and Graduate Certificates in Gerontology (1982) and Disaster Policy (2011) from Georgia State University. After working in the Atlanta nonprofit social services sector for over 20 years, Pam decided to return to school in 2008 to pursue a career in public health. Pam works as a consultant with the CDC Healthy Aging Research Network on the Environmental and Policy Change Initiative. She served as a member of the development team for an online resource compendium on mobility and older adults. Pam also served as the lead author for an Action Brief, "Building Mobility into Planning and Policy: Complex Challenges Call for New Thinking." Currently working on a temporary basis with the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities in the Provider Network Management Unit, Pam looks forward to new opportunities in her career as a public health professional.

Pam's presentation will bring us a public health perspective to the challenge of creating environments and communities that enable older adults to age-in-place and in the community, maintaining their independence and mobility. She will discuss the importance of forming partnerships across disciplines and sectors and share examples of policies, practices, and resources that promote healthy aging and the development of age-friendly communities.

Carolyn's topic will be the Atlanta Regional Commission's senior mobility transportation initiatives and Lifelong Communities work for Lifelong DeKalb and Lifelong Mableton. Her presentation will begin with an overview of demographic trends for the Atlanta region. She will discuss transportation for older adults as an issue of personal and community health, as it relates to transportation mode options, connectivity, impact on physical activity, and access to medical care. Carolyn will also address siting of personal care homes, senior housing, medical facilities and senior centers.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011 | 7:30 - 9:00 AM
Program starts promptly at 7:30.
Serving breakfast treats from Flying Biscuit Café, juice, and coffee.

Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University
Room 2001, Claudia Nance Rollins Building
1518 Clifton Road | Atlanta, GA 30322
Serviced by Cliff shuttles and MARTA Route 6. Bicycle parking is south of the building, car parking is at Michael Street Parking Deck.




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