Upcoming Forum: Healthy, Vibrant Cities in an Aging America
June 13, 2011
This panel will focus on best practice programs, initiatives, innovative approaches and targeted technologies that promote successful aging and vibrant living. We expect the panel to inspire new thinking regarding alliances, public-private partnership, social enterprise and innovation that promotes and impacts the health and well-being of city residents.
The World Health Organization (WHO) defines health as “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” Cities today face many challenges in building more sustainable, beautiful and healthier environments. As urban society grows larger and older, demands by the aging population for access to health care, exercise and social engagement are rising, as are obesity rates, diabetes, and other chronic conditions.
This forum will be moderated by Pembroke Pines Mayor Frank C. Ortis. Panelists are Conference of Mayors Second Vice President Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter, Portland (OR) Mayor Sam Adams, Philips Electronics North America Chief Executive Officer Gregory M. Sebasky and Georgetown University McDonough School of Business Professor William D. Novelli, former CEO of AARP.
Sponsored by Philips
Friday, June 17