WILMINGTON, Del., May 6 When should you talk to your parents about giving up the car keys? How can we access care in our own homes if we break a hip? Elinor Ginzler, SVP of Livable Communities and Co-Author of Caring for Your Parents - The Complete Family Guide, will speak about how each of us can age in our own homes and communities with dignity and independence. Ginzler, a national expert on aging issues, is AARP's lead spokesperson older driver safety, transportation options, universal design and home re-modification, and care giving. She has been featured on many national industry and consumer news outlets. She is also regularly tapped to provide expertise and strategic input on aging issues around housing and mobility. Recently, she serviced on the planning committee for the transportation Research Board conference, Impact of Changing Demographics on the Transportation System. Ginzler will also host a private Q&A after lunch to entertain questions from the media and key legislators, community and corporate leaders. Attendees will receive an advance copy of a soon-to-be-released AARP Public Policy Institute Study, "2010 Trends in Care giving."
AARP is a major sponsor of the 2010 APA Conference, themed Livable Communities: From Theory to Reality. AARP will host a session immediately before lunch titled, "Flash Forward2030: The Future of Successful Living with several AARP policy experts discussing Aging-in-Place for older Americans, their children and their care givers.
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization that helps people 50+ have independence, choice and control in ways that are beneficial and affordable to them and society as a whole. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to either political campaigns or candidates. We produce AARP The Magazine, published bimonthly; AARP Bulletin, our monthly newspaper; AARP Segunda Juventud, our bimonthly magazine in Spanish and English; NRTA Live & Learn, our quarterly newsletter for 50 + educators; and our website, www.aarp.org. AARP Foundation is an affiliated charity that provides security, protection, and empowerment to older persons in need with support from thousands of volunteers, donors, and sponsors. We have staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
WHO: Elinor Ginzler, AARP SVP of Livable Communities AARP Policy Experts on Aging-in-Place WHAT: The 2010 APA Conference WHERE: Rollins Conference Center at Dover Downs Hotel and Casino Dover, DE WHEN: Friday, May 7, 2010 11:30 a.m.