Infratructure and Built Environment
Presented by: Kelsie Mojean, Pierce County ADRC
How will we live and age in place in the coming decade? The smart house of today will be considered old school tomorrow. Are there needs you see that we can prepare for now?
Presented by: Gil Cerise, Puget Sound Regional Council
Traffic congestion, private cars and buses are today’s normal. Talk of driverless vehicles is common now, but little more than talk. How will people get around ten years from now and what do our communities need to do to prepare?
Long Term Conditions
Presented by: Mary Lynn Pannen, Sound Options
Today’s model of dealing with many long term health conditions is hugely draining on individuals, families, communities and health systems. Science may or may not provide cures. In the meantime, how can Pierce County better support individuals and families?
Presented by: Kris Dowling, Pierce County ADRC
Time and time again we hear the advice to “just keep moving.” Easier said than done in some part of the county. Perhaps new initiatives and incentives will help communities motivate us all to manage and improve our own health.
Presented by: Gerrit Nyland, Cathoic Community Services
Are we on the cusp of a major revolution in how we live? Competing forces of supply, demand, affordability, location and more are causing a community-wide crisis. Some of the solutions may surprise us.
Presented by: Cynthia Stewart, League of Women Voters
Are we on the cusp of a major revolution in how we live? Competing forces of supply, demand, affordability, location and more are causing a community-wide crisis. Some of the solutions may surprise us. How will needs of seniors and people with disabilities change legislative priorities?
Threats to Aging
Presented by: Matt Santelli, Pierce County ADRC
Seniors, people with disabilities and other marginalized groups are targets for scams, fraud, ID theft, abuse, neglect and other crimes. How can Pierce County residents be protected and better served in the coming decade?
Economics of Aging
Presented by: Cathy Knight, Seattle King County Aging and Disability Services
Communities are seeing an increasing disparity between the haves and the have nots, the wealthy and those on low incomes. Some face food insecurity, isolation and lack of support. Can the future provide a place for all?