Distinguished Group of Panelists to Participate in Discussion at Lakewood Congregational Church; Public Invited to Attend
It’s been said that Father Time catches up with everyone eventually. In fact, it’s estimated that approximately one in five Americans will be older than 65 by 2030. But what exactly does the looming prospect of an aging population mean for our community?
LakewoodAlive, a nonprofit community development organization, announces it will host a community forum – entitled Aging in Place: Wave of the Future – from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 9, at the Lakewood Congregational Church Sanctuary (1375 West Clifton Boulevard). This community conversation will offer insightful dialogue regarding how Lakewood can best prepare for an aging population.
Both the general public and members of the media are invited to attend this free forum as the community seeks to better understand the concept of aging in place, the barriers to this lifestyle and the opportunities it presents. The discussion will delve into best practices for ensuring Lakewood remains an attractive destination for Baby Boomers as this impactful generation ages, with emphasis on exploring Lakewood’s current housing options and the future of senior-focused communities.
Moderator Katie Kurtz, Clinical Manager, Department of Human Services for the City of Lakewood, will oversee a distinguished group of panelists for an informative discussion. The final 30 minutes will be devoted to panelists fielding questions from the audience.
The panelists participating in this community forum include:
- Curt Brosky, President and CEO, LSC Service Corp.
- Janice Dzigiel, Executive Director, Senior Transportation Connection
- Mark McDermott, Vice President & Ohio Market Leader, Enterprise Community Partners
- Allison Urbanek, Housing Outreach Director, LakewoodAlive
LakewoodAlive hosts community forums pertaining to topics relevant to Lakewood citizens. For more information regarding the “Aging in Place: Wave of the Future” community forum on November 9, please visit LakewoodAlive.org/CommunityForums or contact Ian Andrews, Executive Director of LakewoodAlive, at 216-521-0655 or [email protected].