We’ve heard a lot about childhood obesity, but there are plenty of older adults with the same problem. Making healthy choices and creating living environments that encourage safe, active lifestyles is important for all ages. There are many social issues, including health concerns, that impact us all. Solutions should involve us all.
HHSA is coordinating a Live Well, San Diego! Summit for Friday, June 15, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The subtitle of the event is “Building a Healthy Community for All Ages.”
The event will be held at the following locations:
- Town & Country Convention Center, 500 Hotel Circle North, San Diego 92108. This will be the main site. Speakers will be live here and webcast to the four other locations.
- Ronald Reagan Community Center, 195 E. Douglas, El Cajon 92020
- California Center for the Arts -- Escondido, 340 N. Escondido Blvd., Escondido 92025
- Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa, 5480 Grand Pacific Dr., Carlsbad 92008
- Chula Vista Middle School, 415 5th Ave., Chula Vista 91910
One of the speakers will be Nancy Henkin, director of the Intergenerational Center at Temple University that has developed a range of cross-age programs, including:
Five and Fit: Mobilizes older adults to fight early childhood obesity.
Project Shine: College students from diverse disciplines and backgrounds tutor older immigrants in English, U.S. history and civics to help them acquire citizenship and be a greater part of their communities.
Family Friends: Connects older adult volunteers who have experience, wisdom and time to share with children and families who may be feeling overwhelmed and isolated.
Participants to the Live Well, San Diego! Summit will explore using similar intergenerational approaches to solve our community problems and needs.
More details to come in the next few weeks. For specific questions, call (858) 514-4652.