Enhancing the Resilience of Seniors in Your Community, Webinar, October 18, 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM EDT

  • 18 October 2017
  • Start time : 12:00 PM
  • End time : 01:15 PM
Enhancing the Resilience of Seniors in Your Community, Webinar, October 18, 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM EDT
Event Description

This webinar will focus on the safety and well-being of seniors within the context of climate change. Using a participatory adaptation planning process conducted with members of the senior community in Bridgeport Connecticut as a case study, the presentation will describe seniors’ unique characteristics that put them at risk of climate change and will share specific recommendations to enhance their resilience.

Additionally, the presentation will discuss the participatory process itself to illustrate an approach for engaging seniors and other vulnerable groups directly in adaptation planning. As part of the presentation, these issues will be considered through a municipal lens with an eye toward safeguarding seniors and other vulnerable groups within the context of city wide emergency preparedness efforts.

Throughout, the presentation will balance site-specific insights with broadly applicable frameworks and will illustrate how considerations and techniques may be adapted to differing contexts.

  • Speakers / Presenters
    • Jason Rhoades Ph.D., International Service Program Director, Antioch University New England
      City of Bridgeport CT

      In his teaching, research, and work as a practitioner, Jason Rhoades focuses on fostering grassroots engagement at the community level to create positive social and environmental outcomes. He teaches courses on political economy, sustainability, and project management in the Department of Environmental Studies and the Department of Management.

      He works as the Public Service Program Manager at AUNE. As part of this, he has coordinated the Master’s International program partnership with the Peace Corps and co-direct the Center for Civic Engagement. His research centers on providing meaningful opportunities for marginalized groups to engage in participatory planning and decision-making. As part of this, he works with AUNE’s Center for Climate Preparedness and Community Resilience to conduct collaborative climate change adaptation projects with vulnerable populations.
  • Cost
    • FREE Event
  • Event type
    • Online/Webinar

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