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Successful aging at home: what reporters should know



SAVE THE DATE: Jan. 26, noon ET

Nearly 90% of older adults want to remain in their home or community as they age, according to the Bipartisan Policy Center. Aging at home, or in the community, can help reduce health costs and improve outcomes. But it also requires more affordable housing, additional home and community services, better integration of these supports in the health system, and advanced planning by seniors and their families to create a safe, suitable environment. For some, it may also mean finding a different community-based solution.

Webcast panelists will discuss “aging in the right place,” what it means for the future of health care, and what older adults and families can do now to get ready for the future.

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  • Stephen M. Golant, Ph.D., is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Florida (Gainesville) and was earlier associate professor at the University of Chicago. His research focuses on the housing, mobility, long-term care, and technology needs of older adults. Dr. Golant is a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America and a Fulbright Senior Scholar award recipient. In 2012, he received the Richard M. Kalish award from the Gerontological Society of America in recognition of his insightful and innovative publications on aging and life development in the behavioral and social sciences. Dr. Golant has written or edited more than 140 papers and books. His latest book, Aging in the Right Place, was recently published by Health Professions Press.

  • Krithika Srivats is the SVP of Clinical Practice and Product Innovation  for HGS AxisPoint Health, an HGS Company, having served in the role for over 11 years. She is an accomplished, driven and results-oriented healthcare professional with 25 years of diverse experience in patient care, strategic disease management in the field of Alzheimer’s and related dementias, and healthcare technology and integrated solutions in medical management and population health management. As an occupational therapist, Krithika believes in holistic person-centric care, which is reflected in all facets of her approach to solutions and issue resolution. Kritika’s key accomplishments include setting up first of its kind day care and specialized dementia care in India, USA and WA, working closely with the local health departments, and the centers of excellence. Her focus on functional independence to building resilience has been translated in the innovative products and aging in place solutions.

  • Andrea King Collier is an award-winning journalist and author based in Lansing, Mich. Collier has been writing about health and health policy issues for the past 20 years. In the last few years she has also cast her eye on food and food systems. Her work has appeared in the Washington Post, the New York Times, The Lansing State Journal and the PostTribune. Her work appears regularly in Essence, More, Ladies Home Journal, Woman’s Day, O, the Oprah Magazine, Real Health, Heart Healthy Living, Heart Insights, the National Medical Association Magazine, Better Homes and Gardens, AARP Magazine, More, and others. She is the author of two award winning books, The Black Woman’s Guide to Black Men’s Health, and Still With Me… A Daughter’s Journey of Love and Loss.

  • Moderator: Liz Seegert, AHCJ topic leader/aging