2017 SSC Conference: Making the Difference

Making The Difference: 
Systems Change to Social Movement

Aging in Alameda County

Please mark your calendar and join us for our 4th annual conference – a deep dive into what it takes to make the difference for older people in Alameda County.

We are aging – as individuals, as a community, and across the ranks of public and private health and social service sectors. As we live longer, will our public institutions adjust to ensure access and relevance for older people? Will our health systems empower and enable aging people? Will our communities support our wellbeing and welcome our participation no matter what age we are? These are not questions for the future, but for today. To a large degree, the answers are up to us.

Making the Difference will convene community-based service providers, health care professionals, health and social services agency leaders, policy makers and community members in Alameda County. Together we’ll examine the challenges and opportunities we face as we transform our systems and our communities to serve older people, exploring these topics in terms of their practical relevance in Alameda County.

Our Keynote Speaker

Moira O’Niel, PhD
Director of Research Interpretation and Application, FrameWorks Institute

Dr. O’Niel is the co-author of Aging, Agency, and Attribution of Responsibility: Shifting Public Discourse about Older Adults and Finding the Frame: An Empirical Approach to Reframing Aging and Ageism.

Our Panelists
Panel I: Systems Change – Adapting to a New Reality

Rebecca Gebhart, Acting Director, Alameda County Health Care Services Agency

Richard Espinoza, CAO/Post-Acute Care, Alameda Health System

Marty Lynch, CEO, LifeLong Medical Care

Randy Morris, Assistant Agency Director, Adult & Aging Services, Alameda County Social Services Agency

Moderator: Monique Parrish, LifeCourse Strategies

Panel II: Community Movements to Embrace Aging

Pastor Horatio Jones, Family Bible Fellowship and partner, Alameda County Care Alliance

Karen Grimisch, Fremont Age-Friendly Community Initiative

Steve Lustig, Berkeley Age-Friendly Continuum

Moderator: Kweli Kitwana, Senior Services Coalition of Alameda County

Event Details

Event Date:
Friday, November 3, 2017
9AM – 2PM
(Doors open at 8:30AM)

Nile Hall, Preservation Park
668 13th Street
Downtown Oakland

To register, click here. For a printable PDF flyer, click here.

A Special Thank You to our Sponsors

Become a valued sponsor of this distinctive community event. Click here to find out more about our Sponsorship Information and click here for our Sponsorship Form.

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For information on our 2016 conference, including conference speakers and materials, please click here.

For information on our 2015 conference, including conference speakers and materials, please click here.

For information on our 2014 conference, including conference speakers and materials, please click here.

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