Building Age-Friendly Communities that Work for All: A Global and State Perspective with Dr. Alexandre Kalache

Posted on 03/20/23


AARP NH State Director Christina FitzPatrick was honored to participate in this important webinar about age-friendly communities.

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This event features Dr. Alexandre Kalache, an internationally renowned physician and gerontologist who pioneered the age-friendly cities movement.  Dr. Kalache is the former director of the World Health Organization’s global aging program, current president of the International Longevity Centre-Brazil and co-president of the Global Alliance of International Longevity Centres. He is also on the board of the Massachusetts-based Age-Friendly Institute. He serves as a worldwide adviser on aging issues to national, state, and municipal governments, stakeholder organizations, and the private sector.
This webinar features a brief history of the Age-Friendly Cities Framework and its relevance to NH. Following his presentation, Dr. Kalache will be joined by state leaders who will share New Hampshire’s efforts to advance Age-Friendly Communities and future opportunities for building communities that work for all of us as we age.

The panelists include: 

  • Christina Fitzpatrick, State Director of NH AARP
  • Sue Ruka, Chair of the NH Commission on Aging
  • Marianne Jackson, Executive Director of the Gibson Center and co-coordinator of the a regional Age-friendly community initiative for the Mount Washington Valley

This story is provided by AARP New Hampshire. Visit the AARP New Hampshire page for more news, events, and programs affecting retirement, health care, and more.

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