‘Building An Age-Friendly Ecosystem’ Set for June 13

 In Nurses Weekly

At New Jersey Advocates for Aging Well, we focus on helping NJ’s older adults live with choice and independence.  For some that is remaining in their home, for others it can be one of many options available for “senior housing.” Our goal is to support them by advocating for their needs at the state level, providing resources for older adults and their family members, and offering professional development for those in the aging field.

We have two upcoming events that I invite NJSNA members to. The first, our 24th annual conference, will be held in person (with proof of vaccination) on June 13 in New Brunswick. We will be discussing “Building an Age-Friendly Ecosystem – Bringing the 8 Domains and 4Ms to NJ.” This will bring together experts in the age-friendly communities movement as well as health care providers implementing age friendly priorities and processes into their delivery systems.

Information on the conference can be found here:  bit.ly/NJAAWconference2022

NJAAW has also partnered with PHI National to address the shortage of direct care workers, including home health aides, CNAs and DSPs.  I invite you and your members to join the Essential Jobs, Essential Care coalition, which will bring stakeholders throughout NJ together to identify strategies that can help recruit, train and retain these important members of the health care but being nurses, always do in order to help their patients. We would welcome your participation in this coalition.  Details can be found here: https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/cu/S8Pig7Y

— Cathy Rowe, DrPH

NJAAW Executive Director

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