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Delaware Valley Smart Growth Alliance's The Evolving Nature of Senior Living

Join the Delaware Valley Smart Growth Alliance at our Fall Event, "The Evolving Nature of Seniro Living",  on November 28, 2017 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. at PECO, 2301 Market Street, Phila, PA, 19103. Our keynote speaker, Dr. Bill Thomas, physician, author, and health care system innovator, is challenging how Americans think of aging, the models we have for senior housing, and how connectedness can overcome the loneliness that often plagues the lives of older adults. Provider Magazine has called Dr. Thomas' Green House Project the "pinnacle" of the culture change movement in senior housing and the Wall Street Journal has called him one of the nation's "top ten innovators" changing the future of retirement. 
 
Dr. Thomas will be followed by a panel of experts: 
  • Susan Brecht, Principal, Brecht Associates, discussing the changing market for senior housing; 
  • Rita Landgraf, Director, University of Delaware Partnership for Healthy Communities and former Delaware Health Secretary discussing an intergenerational housing model; 
  • Jonathan Grant, Vice President of Mid-Atlantic Region, ACTS Retirement-Life Communities, adding their perspective as the largest nonprofit owner, operator and developer of continuing care retirement communities in the US; 
  • Rodney Harrell, PhD., Director of Livability Thought Leadership for AARP, discussing their age-friendly/livable communities for all ages initiative
For more info and to register, please visit our webpage at: http://www.delawarevalleysmartgrowth.org/events/senior-living-bill-thomas/    

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