Prescription for Life: Building Community Partnerships to Promote Physical Activity and Social Engagement for Older Adults
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Prescription for Life: Building Community Partnerships to Promote Physical Activity and Social Engagement for Older Adults

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Date: January 26, 2012

Time: 1:30 PM ET - 2:30 PM ET

Type: Webinar

Offered by IlluminAge
Communications Partners


Physical and social activity is the key to quality of life and overall health as we age. The financial viability of Medicare depends, in large part, on keeping beneficiaries as healthy as possible. Yet, barriers to staying active grow as we age.

Health care systems, government agencies, research groups, and community organizations are funded primarily with government dollars but in separate silos that unintentionally often compete for ongoing funding, rather than enhancing each other’s work.  

The new focus at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is to create partnerships across the spectrum of current programs, which offers a rich opportunity to rethink how we can work together not only to "save" Medicare, but more importantly to change the way we age in America.

Speaker: Chris Fordyce, MD, geriatrician and Medical Director of the Healthy Aging Program at Group Health, Seattle

Join us to:

  • Review the evidence base in healthy aging.
  • Describe current barriers for community partnerships in preventive care. 
  • Understand the direction of CMS innovations programs for redesigning Medicare financing to maximize overall health and quality of life at lower costs.
  • Learn frontline possibilities for partnerships in health care innovation focused on increasing physical and social activation.
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