Webinar: Assistive Technology for Age-Friendly Communities

Date: December 2, 2020
Time: 1:00 – 2:00 pm

Program Description

woman using digital magnifierIn recent years, AARP has promoted the development of Age Friendly Communities (AFC) to encourage local officials and citizens to implement changes that make their communities more livable for people of all ages, especially older adults. As the state with the largest percent of older adults in the country, the efforts in Maine are noteworthy.

Join us for a presentation on Assistive Technology (AT) devices and services in Maine. AT can be essential to making your home, community and public spaces accessible and impact the health, safety and independence of older adults who want to continue to live at home. The presenters will share a variety of AT devices, smart home tech and home modifications that help to make your home more age-friendly. AT Resources and information about paying for AT will also be explored.

Presenters

Ketra CrossonKetra S. Crosson, OTR/L – Ketra is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire and is a licensed Occupational Therapist with over 30 years of experience in developing and providing independent living options for people with disabilities. She provides such services as access design consultation, independent living skills assessment and training, assistive technology consultation, job accommodation assessments, and on-farm assessments with farmers with disabilities.

John E BrandtJohn Brandt – John is the Training Coordinator for the Maine CITE Coordinating Center and qualifies as a “senior” living in a “smart home.”

Registration

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Certificates of Attendance

Participants attending the live webinar will receive a link to a short program evaluation form at the end of the presentation. Certificates of Attendance will be sent (via e-mail) to those who have completed this evaluation form.

Accommodation

CART captioning is provided for all Maine CITE webinars. If you need an additional accommodation to participate in this webinar, please contact Maine CITE Program on or before November 25, 2020 via e-mail at iweb@mainecite.org or by calling 207-621-3195 or Maine Relay 711.

 

Rev: 11/02/2020