Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Recap: ECHO Workshop #12 - Aging in Montgomery County: Creating an Inclusive Community for a Lifetime

On December 6th, AAHI, in partnership with the African American Health Program, the Latino Health Initiative, and the Community Action Agency, hosted our 12th Empowering Community Health Organizations (ECHO) Workshop! This workshop, "Aging in Montgomery County: Creating an Inclusive Community for a Lifetime", is the first of our three part series focusing on the needs, impacts, and opportunities of an aging community. Part two and three of this series will follow in the spring and fall of 2017.

Our ECHO Project is a series of professional and practical training workshops designed to build the capacity and sustainability of community organizations.

This workshop was led by Dr. John Kenney, Chief of Aging and Disability Services with Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services. He provided an overview of the current and emerging older population of the County, discussed the health and socio-economic disparities among the diverse population and what opportunities there are for older people in our community. To reinforce what they learned during the presentation, attendees participated in a small group activity envisioning what a healthy aging community in Montgomery County can look like.

Over 100 attendees, representing about 40 organizations, came to the workshop. Thank you to our wonderful speaker, Steering Committee, Health Promoter, and staff for making this a successful event. We look forward to seeing you again in our spring 2017 ECHO Workshop!

Please click on the image below to see more photos from the night!

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