America Walks Webinar – Healthy Aging
Health and Environment
An Interdisciplinary Approach to Healthy Aging
America Walks is hosting the 6th webinar in the six-part All Things Walking series. This webinar will provide an in-depth look at how both health and the environment play a vital role in health across the life span, and overall quality of life. We know physical activity/walking is one of the key ingredients in achieving this goal.
Webinar Date: Tuesday, July 9th
Time: 2:00 – 3:30 pm EDT
Webinar is FREE and log-in instructions will be sent upon registration
This webinar will provide information on both health and the environment and two case studies that show how programs that focus on improving the environment for older adults have shown positive impacts on quality of life. Our two featured speakers for this webinar are experts in the field of healthy aging across the lifespan.
The webinar will focus on:
- Healthy aging and health across the lifespan
- The benefits of physical activity/walking as we age
- Environmental Impacts of aging
- Case Studies-Healthy Aging Programs across the country
- Ted Schettler MD, MPH is Science Director of the Science and Environmental Health Network(www.sehn.org). He also serves as science director of the Collaborative on Health and Environment (www.healthandenvironment.org). His work addresses the connections between human health and the food, chemical, built, and social environments.
- Kathy Sykes is Senior Advisor for Aging and Sustainability at the EPA’s Office of Research and Development. Her works focuses on raising awareness among older adults, caregivers, health care providers and the leaders in aging about environmental health hazards. She also works with nongovernmental organizations to encourage stewardship among elders to address environmental challenges facing our society.
Closed Captioning of this webinar is available. Please e-mail webinar moderator Yolanda Savage-Narva at ysavage-narva@americawalks to arrange.
This webinar is part of a series on “All Things Walking” that includes webinars, telephone discussion forums, on-line technical resources, community-based workshops, and customized technical assistance designed to empower local communities to implement walking strategies and interventions in their communities. For more information, please contact Yolanda Savage-Narva; firstname.lastname@example.org.