Optimal Aging Community Fair 2017
Optimally Aging at Home and in the Community
Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017
at the BGSU Bowen-Thompson Student Union
Cosponsors: Medical Mutual of Ohio, Wood County Committee on Aging
Our 2017 Community Fair was attended by more than 200 older adults and their families, aging services providers, community members, government officials, and students, who explored how to age in place, as well as how to make our communities "age-friendly." Our keynote speaker was Esther Greenhouse, and environmental gerontologist, who spoke on "Designing the Built Environment to Enable Optimal Aging." Additional speakers addressed home modifications, reverse mortgages, aging-in-place "Villages," AARP's Livable Communities Initiative, and home care options. Attendees also enjoyed over 40 exhibitors, raffles, and door prizes.