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Regional age friendly network program scheduled

Connect with people event scheduled March 27 in Glendale, AZ.
Connect with people event scheduled March 27 in Glendale, AZ.
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The goal of the March 27, 2014 age friendly network program is to help people of all ages, not just older residents, connect with their communities. It is sponsored by the Maricopa Association of Governments and will be held at the Glendale Civic Center at 5750 West Glenn Drive in Glendale from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

The program includes a celebration for all nominees for the age-friendly community competition and awarding of the 2014 age friendly community award. Information is available at www.connect60plus.com. A really cool thing is the program is FREE. Space is limited so register now by contacting Rachel Brito at rbrito@azmag.gov or calling 602-254-6300. The event is sponsored by the Pfizer Foundation and Grantmakers in Aging, the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust and the Arizona Community Foundation.

The program will explore the latest trends in housing, transportation, health and technology. The region will receive one of four national best intergenerational communities’ awards. This is the first of many age-friendly communities’ competitions.

National speakers include Donna Butts of Generations United; Linda Hogan of Hour World on time banking; Pauline Nunezd of the Census Bureau; Dr. Jenny Campbell sharing evaluation tips and Robert W. Jones who is national vice president of U.S. Government Relations.

Local officials scheduled to speak include Mayor Levault of Youngtown; Councilmember Osborne of Goodyear; Councilmember Glover of Mesa; Councilmember Martinez of Glendale and many more.