Americans aged 60 and older face a series of opportunities – and challenges – unlike any previous generation. As longer life expectancies collide with epidemics of chronic disease and obesity, and limited financial solvency, the road to successful aging is becoming more difficult to navigate.
A new survey from UnitedHealthcare, the National Council on Aging, and USA Today shows that seniors and boomers are simultaneously optimistic and unprepared for the realities of growing old in America, depending on their individual circumstances (income, health status, location, etc.).
Join us for a town hall event on Wednesday, August 8 at 10:00 a.m. at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts Knight Concert Hall, where national and local experts will discuss the challenges and opportunities of a rapidly growing senior population and how older adults – and those who support them – can confront the challenges honestly and with purpose.
Featured Guest: Donna E. Shalala, President of the University of Miami and Former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Panel of Experts:
- Rick Birkel, PH.D., MPA, Acting Senior Vice President, Center for Healthy Aging, National Council on Aging
- Sara J. Czaja, PH.D., Professor, Department of Psychiatry, and Behavioral Sciences and Scientific Director, Center on Aging, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
- Karyne Jones, President & Chief Executive Officer, The National Caucus and Center on Black Aged, Inc.
- Suzanne Mintz, President & Co-Founder, National Family Caregivers Association
- Dr. Rhonda Randall, Chief Medical Officer, UnitedHeatlhcare Medicare & Retirement
- Max Rothman, President & Chief Executive Officer, Alliance for Aging, Inc.
Moderator: Sharon Jayson, Behavior and Relationships Reporter, USA Today
To register for this free event, visit http://usofagingtownhall.eventbrite.com/