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


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
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