Help shape the future for older adults and individuals with disabilities in Pierce County!
Aging into the Future: Pierce County 2020-2030 was an aging conference held in March 2019. There was a great turnout with 200+ participants! Thank you for everyone who attended the event and to our exhibitors who provided valuable information and resources to attendees. Please feel free to leave us feedback, view the polling results, watch the presentations or review the final report below.
The Pierce County Aging and Disability Resources (ADR) division offers a wide range of community-based services that allow older adults and adults with disabilities to remain at home as long as possible. Services include everything from case management to caregiver support. These services address the needs of frail, older and functionally disabled adults living in Pierce County. ADR is the Area Agency on Aging for Pierce County.
The Pierce County Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) is a telephone helpline and online service providing free and easily accessible information, referrals and assistance regarding services and long term supports in Pierce County. ADRC specialists also help screen for a wide range of federal, state and local programs and services for older adults and adults with disabilities.
PechaKucha (meaning “chit-chat” and pronouced Pe-Cha-Ku-Cha) is the art of concise presentations. Now in over 1,000 cities, the format was devised in Tokyo in February 2003 as an event for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public.
You’ve heard the phrase “death by PowerPoint.” This isn’t it. It’s actually the opposite! PechaKucha 20x20 is a simple presentation format where we show 20 images, each for 20 seconds. Our presenters will use the images to poke and prod us, to inform and educate us, to inspire and challenge us.
At our PechaKucha, we will have eight dynamic presentations with each one immediately followed by 5-10 survey questions. Each member of the audience will have portable keypads and respond with electronic voting. We’ll see the results immediately!
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?
Transportation 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?
Personal Wellness 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.
Housing 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.
Legislative 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?
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?