Joe Coughlin presents testimony before New York City Council

Joe Coughlin presents testimony before New York City Council

AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin was invited to present testimony today before the New York City Council. His remarks focused on the potential of applying a systems approach to healthy aging – integrating information communications technology, insights in human behavior and innovations in the delivery of public-private services to meet the needs of a new generation of older adults and their caregivers. These include rethinking the home as a platform for well-being; seamless public transportation that is more than physically accessible but attractive from the moment you leave your front door; use of community-based well-being measures to assess the effectiveness of interventions and guide future investments; and creative institutional arrangements that blend public services and private solutions to support both aging-in-place and the next generation senior center.

Read the testimony (PDF).

 

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