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Join us at Healthy Communities Forum on Senior Health on Dec. 6 at Millbrae Community Center

On Thursday, December 6, local decision makers, health advocates, and other community leaders will convene in Millbrae to discuss the future of senior health in San Mateo County.

On Thursday, December 6, local decision makers, health advocates, and other community leaders will convene in Millbrae to discuss the future of senior health in San Mateo County.

Sustainable San Mateo County, in partnership with the Sierra Club Loma Prieta Chapter and the San Mateo County Health System, will present “Senior Health—Living Long and Prospering in San Mateo County,” continuing a series of Healthy Communities Forums that began in 2011 across the region.

Dr. Tanja Srebotnjack of Ecologic Institute, a non-profit international think tank for applied environmental research, will present findings from their new report, “Health in San Mateo County: An Assessment of Current Status and an Outlook into Future Needs.” Dr. Srebotnjak has studied the development and testing of indicators for assessing environmental performance, policy, and sustainability objectives. In this forum, she will explain the how the changing demographics of the senior population in San Mateo County affect the population’s health status, access to quality health care, insurance coverage, and other factors, such as location of affordable housing, transportation, food, and parks.

Past forums have been held at San Mateo City Hall, San Jose City Hall, and various community centers in the region with visionary speakers presenting topics ranging from cleaner transportation, greener business, and better streets. They each highlight strategies on how to make our communities economically, environmentally, and socially healthier and more resilient. Community members and decision makers are encouraged to engage in dialogue with one other to build a vision for healthy communities in their own neighborhoods.

Scheduled on Thursday, December 6, from 5:30PM-8:30PM, the event will be held at the Millbrae Community Center in Room EF at 477 Lincoln Circle, Millbrae, CA 94030 free of charge and is open to the public.

For more details and to RSVP, please visit http://www.healthycommunitiesforum.org.

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