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Presented by Kathey Avery, Alison Climo, Richard Duncan and Linda Giltz
Join us for a discussion of options and opportunities for Aging in Place as our presenters share considerations of value for all entering their “golden” years and serving those who fall through the cracks in our healthcare system via community health nursing. Our presenters will make the case for better education, greater awareness of those falling through the cracks and a holistic model for delivering “real help in real time”.
Part of the solution for older adults is having the ability and choice to age in place, remain safe, well and engaged in their communities. Hear more from members of the “Housing Options for Aging in Place (HOAP) working group.
Kathey Avery is a community nurse and founder and CEO of IFPHA (Institute for Preventive Healthcare and Advocacy) – which focuses on improving the health and well-being of minority and other underserved populations. Kathey was instrumental in establishing Mission Hospital’s first Diversity Committee and has received numerous awards for her professional and community work. Among them are the Carol McLimans Trailblazer Award – professional recognition by the Land of Sky Regional Council; the prestigious Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Clinical Scholars funding; Spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. recognition; Lillian Carter Award for Exemplary Nursing from Modern Healthcare magazine. Kathey is dedicated to racial equity and volunteers for many organizations including Building Bridges (14 years) and the Racial Justice Coalition.
Alison Climo is a social worker, gerontologist, and educator by training. She currently serves as the coordinator for Age-Friendly Buncombe County and as a community engagement specialist at UNC Cares.
Richard Duncan is the Executive Director of the Universal Design Institute and the Better Living Design Institute in Asheville. Richard is a Planner who has spent over 35 years in the field of architectural and product accessibility and universal design in residential, public, and transportation environments.
Linda Giltz has been doing urban, rural and regional planning work, mostly in the Asheville region, for twenty-five years. She is passionate about creating more livable, walkable and sustainable communities and sharing information on housing, transportation and community options and issues. She has a M.A. in Geography from UNC Charlotte, a B.S. in Computer Science from Duke University and lives in a local cohousing community. She has served on several local advisory committees including: the Buncombe County Aging Plan (2016-2017), Asheville’s 2025 Comprehensive Plan and the Age-friendly Buncombe County initiative. She currently serves on the Housing Options for Aging in Place (HOAP) Leadership Team.