Elders and Faith Community Partnerships

Overview:

Today, 13 million older Americans need personal assistance or other supports. By mid-century, this number is expected to double. More than 80 percent live at home, cared for family members and friends. Most frail elders can remain at home with adequate support and assistance. Part of that support and assistance can come from health care organizations themselves and from faith communities – parishes, churches, synagogues, mosques and other congregations.

This webinar will introduce CHA's new resource of faith community partnerships and describe how health care organizations can work with faith communities to support older persons to help them stay at home, as healthy and independent as possible.

Presenters
Howard Gleckman
Senior Researcher
Urban Institute

Julie Trocchio
Senior Director, Community Benefit and Continuing Care
CHA