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5th Community Forum On Healthy Aging: Staying Healthy, Strong, & Resilient

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750 East Pratt Street, 16th Floor

Johns HOpkins Institute For Clinical and Translational Research

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This two-part virtual forum explores practical tips & evidence-based strategies to maintain health, quality of life & resilience as we age.

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Join us for the 5th Community Forum on Healthy Aging!

Welcome to the 5th Community Forum on Healthy Aging, where local residents, patients, scientists, and health care professionals come together for a "real talk" about healthy aging and to share what scientists and clinicians understand so far about living well as we age.

Spearheaded by our Community Research Advisory Council and the Community & Collaboration Core (CCC) at the Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical Translational Research (ICTR), the Healthy Aging Forum is an annual event, this year's theme is "Staying Healthy, Strong and Resilient." The forum will be offered virtually via Zoom in two parts, for two evenings. You also have an option to call in.

Please note that the "main room" of the forum will be recorded for future viewing for those unable to attend. Participants may opt-out from identification in the recording by muting their audio, disabling their video, and changing their name upon entering the meeting. However, there will be NO recordings for the breakout sessions to allow for greater honest conversations. The event recordings will be posted on ICTR’s website.

As a bonus, those who register by 10/21/21 , 11:59 pm ET will receive a special gift package delivered to you. During both evening events, we have programmed Sensory Breaks provided by Dr. Thomas Laskow and Ms. Crystal Evans to enhance our senses, provide sensory health tips and have fun. (Note: We know it will be tempting but we ask you not to open your package until the program starts!)

Part 1: Friday, November 5th, 5-7 pm ET: "Strength And Resiliency During the Pandemic."

Join hosts Dr. Panagis Galiatsatos (Dr. G) and Ms. Crystal Evans as they have "fire side chats" with expert guests about how to stay safe, healthy and well during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. G and Brittany Feijoo, MSN, FNP-BC (Center for Immunization Research, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health) will share what each of us can do to end the pandemic. Fitness experts, James and Flo Long from Gospel Aerobics and More, Inc., will show us moves to stay active during the pandemic. Selwyn Ray, JD, Director of Community Relations, Johns Hopkins Health Systems and Jose' Jimenez, MS, Family Caregiver's Program Manager, Community Services, Division of Aging Services, Baltimore City Health Department will talk about what resources are available to us both during the pandemic and beyond. We will close with Dr. Cheryl Dennison Himmelfarb who share with us the extraordinary collaboration of research teams across the country under Community Engagement Alliance (CEAL) Against COVID-19 Disparities. Learn about how our own CEAL teams are working closely with the communities in DC, Maryland and Virginia hit hardest by COVID-19. We'll also share how to join the Johns Hopkins HOPE community.

Part 2: Monday, November 8th, 5-7 pm ET: "Staying Strong and Authentic."

Hosted by Ms. Dorcas Baker and Ms. Crystal Evans, this evening will harness the power of safe spaces to promote honest conversations between experts in life and experts in science. The breakout sessions will be joined by guests who are experts in topics that you have told us you wanted to know.

Historically, the Healthy Aging Forum has hosted two popular breakout sessions (Sisters' Circle and Man Cave) where safe conversation spaces were nurtured for "real talks," honest conversations exploring health and social topics important to our communities. This year, we are excited to introduce the inaugural session called Club House, welcoming the LGBTQI communities and non-binary individuals. Our goal is to celebrate staying strong, being authentic and inclusive as we age.

OBJECTIVES 

1. To increase awareness of healthy aging lifestyle choices among older adults by:

2. To create a forum to discuss health and social topics impacting older adults by:

  • Creating safe spaces for discussions with people and experts who have similar experiences and knowledge.

3. To connect participants with healthy aging resources and research information by:

  • Providing a forum for community, scientists and health professionals to have bi-directional dialogues;
  • Disseminating resource information.

TARGET AUDIENCE

This event is inclusive; all individuals with an interest in healthy aging are welcome to attend. This includes older adults, caregivers, families, community members, leaders, service providers, scientists, and clinicians.

WHAT TO EXPECT

While this is a virtual event, it is a “hands-on,” interactive forum on healthy aging that includes fitness demonstrations, panel discussions, and breakout sessions highlighting health-related topics impacting all individuals experiencing aging.

STAY TUNED!

We will be posting more information about who will be joining us at the Sisters' Circle, Man Cave and Club House in the next few weeks!

Find out more about CDC's 6 tips for Healthy Aging here.

See you at HAF!

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750 East Pratt Street, 16th Floor

Johns HOpkins Institute For Clinical and Translational Research

BALTIMORE, MD 21202

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The Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR) is part of the national Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) consortium, which is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).  Established in 2007, the ICTR is one of more than 60 medical research institutions working together as a national consortium to improve the way biomedical research is conducted across the country.

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