Hartford - Municipal leaders from throughout Connecticut will participate in a Nov. 1 forum designed to help them prepare for the “silver tsunami” generated by the state’s soaring population of older adults.
“Livable Communities for All Ages,” sponsored by the Connecticut Commission on Aging and the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities, will take place from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Legislative Office Building, adjacent to the state Capitol.
The forum, which is free and open to the public, will feature presentations by state and national experts, discussion sessions and time for questions and answers. It is presented in partnership with the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy and the state chapter of the American Planning Association.
Speakers - including Gina Calabro, director of member services and marketing for CCM; James L. Lisher, chairman of the New Canaan Health and Human Services Commission; Nancy Roberts, president of the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy; and Dawn Lambert, director of the Money Follows the Person program at the state Department of Social Services - will explore how the growing older population affects housing, economic development, community support systems, civic engagement, “walk-ability,” wellness, safety and personal economic security. The keynote address will be presented by Coralette Hannon, senior legislative representative from the national office of AARP.
To register or for information, call (860) 240-5200 or send an email to: email@example.com.