Redefining Livability in the Virtual World

Tuesday, Nov 10, 2020
From 10am to 12:15pm Eastern Time

Via Zoom

Phone: 877-926-8300
Contact: AARP Rhode Island {State Name}

Event is closed or full.

“Redefining Livability in a Virtual World.”  

AARP Rhode Island and Age-Friendly RI  are co-hosting a FREE virtual forum on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. entitled “Redefining Livability in a Virtual World.”  The forum, conducted on the Zoom Webinar platform, will focus on the impact that the pandemic has had on older adults regarding the four domains of livability: Social Participation and Respect & Social Inclusion and Communications & Information and Community & Health Services. In its wake, the pandemic has left providers and everyone who relies on them scrambling to remain connected for continued services and lessen loneliness and social isolation.  

Many providers have risen to the occasion with innovative solutions and are finding new ways to serve their patrons by bringing technological access, connectivity and training to older adults. We are pleased to highlight some of these programs at the forum and look forward to you joining us in our intent to generate understanding, enthusiasm and momentum for an age-friendly virtual community.


Here is the line-up of our featured speakers:

Welcome: Kathleen Connell, State Director, AARP Rhode Island

Welcome and Keynote Introduction: Catherine Taylor, Executive Director, Age-Friendly RI

Keynote Speaker: Angela Siefer, Director of the National Digital Inclusion Alliance

Panel 1: Domains of Livability: Social Participation and Respect & Social Inclusion 

Moderated by Catherine Taylor, Executive Director, Age-Friendly RI

  • Dina Elhelw, Director of Senior Services, Town of Scituate – Senior Connectivity Initiative
  • Allori Fernandes, Director of Aging and Adult Services, Federal Hill House -  Senior Leadership Academy 
  • Carmela A. Geer, Executive Director, Edward King House Senior Center – Phone Booth and Silver Surfer Program 
  • Dr. Nicholas Nicholson Jr., PhD, MPH, RN, PHCNS-BC, Professor of Nursing, Quinnipiac University School of Nursing - Social Isolation Scale and Zero Isolation Pilot 


Panel 2: Domains of Livability: Communication & Information and Community & Health Services     

Moderated by Darlene Reza Rossi, Associate State Director, AARP Rhode Island

  • Susanne Campbell, Senior Project Director, Care Transformation Collaborative of Rhode Island – Primary Care Telehealth Practice Needs Assessment Survey
  • Rose Amoros Jones, Director, Office of Healthy Aging – Project Hello and DigiAge
  • Dr. Skye Leedah, University of Rhode Island Faculty Member – Cyber-Seniors Engaging Generations Program

 PLEASE NOTE: Once you complete registration, the Zoom link to the forum will be sent to you in your confirmation email. 

Also, the Zoom Webinar platform allows you to see the speakers, Chat feature and polls but not the attendees. The video and audio features will not be enabled.  Questions and comments will be posed via Chat and a Q&A section. 

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