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PAMF and Avenidas to Host Successful Aging Celebration on August 16


On August 16, 2014, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. the Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF) and Avenidas will host a public celebration to honor seniors – bringing together resources and organizations to help seniors “age in place.” The Successful Aging Celebration, hosted for the third year, will take place at PAMF’s Palo Alto Center.

“The aging journey brings with it thrills and challenges,” said Peter H. Cheng, M.D., chief of PAMF’s Palo Alto Center Geriatric Medicine Program and co-founder of the annual event. “The Successful Aging Celebration is a way for PAMF to give back to older adults. We’ll celebrate aging by honoring the achievements of seniors and highlighting the synergistic work that PAMF does with the community – and have a grand time together.”

“Avenidas is once again pleased to partner with PAMF and we’re excited to showcase the best and newest of technology and resources for aging in place,” said Avenidas CEO and President Lisa Hendrickson.

The event will include an “Aging and Technology” Wellness Presentation that will explore how technology, design and new community-based models can help contribute to greater independence, expanded personal connections and healthier lifestyles for older adults. The expert panel will feature Katy Fike, Ph.D., co-founder of Aging2.0, a global innovation network and startup accelerator program; Richard Adler, M.A., MBAa Distinguished Fellow at the Institute for the Future; and  Martin Entwistle, MBA, Executive Director of Palo Alto Medical Foundation’s Druker Center for Health Systems Innovation.

Other Successful Aging Celebration activities will include:

  • Tai Chi demonstration
  • Tech demonstrations
  • Wellness panel of aging experts by AGING 2.0 and the PAMF Innovation Center
  • Live music and dancing
  • Food tastings
  • Artists
  • Wellness exhibitors

Learn more about the Successful Aging event.