Sharon Johnson is the Executive Director of Age-Friendly Innovators Inc. Read Sharon’s weekly “Healthy Aging” column, published in southern Oregon newspapers (Medford Mail Tribune and Ashland Daily Tidings). In 2015 it was syndicated nationally and appears in small town newspapers across the country
Read Sharon’s column in the Mail Tribune HERE. If you have any problems accessing it, go to www.mailtribune.com/healthy aging
2014 Age-Friendly Rogue Valley Television Series
Sponsored by AARP Oregon
Age-Friendly Rogue Valley was developed as a a six-part series of one hour shows that debuted on Rogue Valley Community Television (RVTV) in January 2014 and continues to be available in the links below. Sponsored by AARP Oregon, the monthly show featured discussion and information on what makes a community livable and age friendly and how older adults can live independently in a home of their own. The show was moderated by Rogue Valley resident Howard Johnson, a retired business consultant and a National Association of Homebuilders Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist. He is also Deputy Director of Age-Friendly Innovators, Inc.
- Show 1 – January 9, 2014 – What Makes a Community Livable? – The housing, mobility, health and safety needs of older adults in Southern Oregon
- Show 2 – February 13, 2014 – Should I stay, or should I go? – Assessing in-home living options and “age-friendly” homes
- Show 3 – March 13, 2014 – If I had a Hammer – Aging-in-place home options and the Rogue Valley Council of Government’s Lifelong Housing Certification Standard.
- Show 4 – April 10, 2014 – There’s No Place Like Home – In-home support and services that will allow people to stay in their own home as they age
- Show 5 – June 12, 2014 – I Get Around – Walking, driving and public transportation and older adults in the Rogue Valley
- Show 6 – July 10, 2014 – Panel of Experts – Host Howard Johnson and a panel of experts explore the development of livable communities for older residents.
Take a look at an Age-Friendly Innovators idea via YOUTube