Connecticut is Aging: Is Your Town Ready?

Municipal Training Webinar

Connecticut is Aging: Is Your Town Ready?
Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Connecticut is Aging: Is Your Town Ready?

Program Overview back to top

We live in an aging Connecticut, and that’s a dramatic change here to stay.  Two years ago, the Connecticut General Assembly, through the passage of Public Act 13-109, empowered Connecticut’s Legislative Commission on Aging to spearhead an ongoing livable communities initiative.  Livable communities are places that foster independence, support residents across the lifespan, and honor the journey to age in place (a far-preferred and cost-effective way).  On this webinar, we’ll discuss: 

  • Town-specific demographic data;
  • Resources and strategies to shape community livability;
  • Consultative support that we have provided to over 20 Connecticut towns; 
  • Our challenge to put your town on our interactive map of ideas, innovations and best practices; and
  • Our invitation toward formal partnership

Who Should Attend? back to top

  • Mayors, First Selectmen, Town Council Members
  • Town Managers
  • Town Planners
  • Health Directors
  • Directors of Social Services
  • Park and Recreation Directors/Staff
  • Public Works Directors/Staff
  • Police and Fire Chiefs
  • Library Directors
  • Volunteer Services

Presentation information back to top

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Presenter back to top

Alyssa Norwood, Project Manager  

Connecticut’s Legislative Commission on Aging is a nonpartisan public policy and research office of the Connecticut General Assembly.  Among other initiatives, Alyssa spearheads the Commission’s livable communities initiatives, helping community leaders create places that serve residents across the lifespan.  She also writes policy briefs, fact sheets and provides other information to elected officials on wide-ranging, aging-related issues.  Alyssa earned her Juris Doctor with honors and her Master of Public Health Degree in Health Law and Policy from the University of Connecticut.  She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree cum laude in Biology from Harvard University.