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Los Angeles County
Department of Public Health
Office of Women's Health
3400 Aerojet Avenue, Third Floor
El Monte, CA 91731
Phone: (626) 569-3850
Fax: (626) 288-9335
Preparing Our Communities 

Presentations from  the October 5, 2010 Community Dialogue

As the population continues to age, it is projected that nationally, the percentage of people 65 years and older will double by 2030,
the majority of which will be women. The community dialogue on women and aging was designed to assist in preparing the stakeholder
community for the dramatic increase in the number of aging women and facilitate the integration of 'women and aging' issues into their
future organizational plans.

Panel Discussion: The Diabetes, Heart Disease & Dementia Connection

     Susie Baldwin, MD, MPH
, Chief, Health Assessment Unit, Office of Health Assessment and Epidemiology,
     Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
     Data Overview

     Joyce Richey, PhD, Assistant Professor of Research
     Department of Physiology & Biophysics, Keck School of Medicine of USC
     Diabetes in Women: Trends and Prevention

     Zenaida Feliciano, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine
     Department of Cardiology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
     Cardiovascular, Cerebro-vascular Health and Prevention

     Helena Chang Chui, MD, Chair
     Department of Neurology, Keck School of USC
     The Coming Epidemic of Late Life Cognitive Impairment


Breakout Groups

Aging in Place: Staying Strong and Independent
     Moderator: Tony Kuo, MD, MSHS
     Grace Cheng Braun, MSPH
     June Simmons, MSW: The Health Promotion Toolkit

Caregiving: It's Everybody's Business
       Moderator: Donna Benton, PhD: Caregiving is Everybodys Business
       Susi Rodriguez Shapiro, MSG: Healthy Aging for Women: Caregiving

Facing the Facts: The Economics of Aging
        Moderator: Karla Rodriguez, MPH
        Karla Lagunas, MSW: The California Elder Economic Security Standard Index (Elder Index)
        Laura Trejo, MSG, MPA

Intimacy & Sexuality as Women Age
       Moderator: Margie Fites Seigle, MS
       Linda Healy, NP, RN: Intimacy & Sexuality as Women Age
       Arielle Rosen: Creating Safe Spaces for Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Women Over 50         

Mental Health: How Keeping Family Secrets Affects the Health of Women Across Generations
        Moderator: Eleanor Brownn, MA
        Gerda Govine, EdD
        Arlene Okamoto

Research Priorities in Older Women's Health
         Moderator: Janet Frank, PhD
         O. Kenrik Duru, MD, MSHS: Sisters in Motion
         Diana Tisnado, PhD: Latina Breast Cancer Survivors       


Community Dialogue Collaborators

AltaMed Health Services Corporation

Alzheimer's Association, California Southland

American Diabetes Association

American Heart Association, Los Angeles County

California Family Health Council, Inc.

California Geriatric Education Center, David Geffen School of Medicine

California Senior Legislature

City of Inglewood Senior Center

City of Los Angeles Department of Aging

County of Los Angeles Community and Senior Services

Glendale Commission on the Status of Women

Glendale Adventist Medical Center

Grandparents as Parents, Inc.

LA Caregiver Resource Center

Los Angeles County Commission for Women

Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, Office of Diversity Programs

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Office of Senior Health

Los Angeles County Deprtment of Public Health, Office of Women's Health

LAC+USC Violence Intervention Programs


Partners in Care Foundation

WISE & Healthy Aging

Women's Foundation of California








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