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The South Florida Institute on Aging (SoFIA) will host the Aging in South Florida Symposium presented by AARP on Friday, June 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Huizenga College of Business at Nova Southeastern University, 3301 College Avenue in Davie. The event, which is sponsored by AARP will take a closer look at the challenges for our aging population while presenting helpful resources and solutions to help people thrive as they age.
“Florida is now one of four states to earn AARP’s age-friendly designation, which makes it imperative that we live up to that standard and address the many social and economic concerns older adults in our communities face,” said Peter Kaldes, President and CEO of the South Florida Institute on Aging. “There are many people that can benefit from this symposium from business and governmental leaders to caregivers, educators and anyone who is concerned about an aging friend, relative or their own future.”
The symposium will cover a broad spectrum of hot-topic aging issues focused around four pillars: aging with purpose, caregiving, the economics of aging and LGBT senior advocacy.
SoFIA's mission is to improve economic and social insights and services to empower people as they age. We're grateful for Chris Farrell who wrote this recent piece about SoFIA's proposed incubator to launch businesses serving the oldest Americans, mostly by creating high-tech products for them. Entrepreneurs of all ages with a product or service for the aging market will be welcome, including those 50-plus with a startup idea. Read the article here. Let us know what you think of the idea here.