Systems Change to Social Movement
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.
On Friday, November 3, 2017 Making the Difference convened community-based service providers, health care professionals, health and social services agency leaders, policy makers and community members in Alameda County. Together we examined 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. We’ve captured the conference presentations and materials on the web page below.
Our Program & Conference Materials
- Click here for the Conference Program.
- Click here for the pdf of our Opening Remarks. Click here to watch the opening remarks.
- Click here for our short video featuring some of the many services underway to strengthen the aging services ecosystem
- Click here for Discussion Cafe Take Aways.
Our Keynote Speaker
- Moira O’Neil, PhD, Director of Research Interpretation and Application, FrameWorks Institute. Dr. O’Neil 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. Click here for the pdf of Moira O’Neil’s presentation: Reframing Aging. Click here to watch the keynote presentation.
Panel I: Systems Change – Adapting to a New Reality
- Click here to watch the first panel.
- Rebecca Gebhart, Acting Director, Alameda County Health Care Services Agency. Click here for Rebecca Gebhart’s presentation: The Power of Collaboration.
- Marty Lynch, CEO, LifeLong Medical Care. Click here for Marty Lynch’s presentation: Systems Change: Aging in Community-Based Services.
- Randy Morris, Assistant Agency Director, Adult & Aging Services, Alameda County Social Services Agency. Click here for Randy Morris’ presentation.
- Richard Espinoza, CAO/Post-Acute Care, Alameda Health System. Click here for Richard Espinoza’s presentation: Systems Change – Adapting to a New Reality.
- Moderator: Monique Parrish, LifeCourse Strategies
Panel II: Community Movements to Embrace Aging
- Click here to watch the second panel.
- Pastor Horacio Jones, Family Bible Fellowship and partner, Alameda County Care Alliance. Click here for Pastor Horacio Jones’ presentation: Alameda County Care Alliance Advanced Illness Care Program.
- Karen Grimsich, Fremont Age-Friendly Community Initiative. Click here for Karen Grimsich’s presentation: Age-friendly Fremont.
- Steve Lustig, Berkeley Age-Friendly Continuum. Click here for Steve Lustig’s presentation: Continuum of Age.
- Moderator: Kweli Kitwana, Senior Services Coalition of Alameda County