Transportation is key for older adults to thrive and mobility access is limited without a car. How can we retrofit our communities for better options for the non-driver? Professor Sandra Rosenbloom, Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin will share her research as the keynote speaker.
9:30 a.m. registation, program will begin at 10:00 a.m.
Twice a year, the Seniors’ Agenda Network Summit brings together nearly 200 professional, aging advocates, and elected officials to actively engage in meaningful learning to strengthen our community for older adults. Age-friendly efforts are highlighted, and new resources are shared.
About the Speaker:
Sandra Rosenbloom, PH.D. is a Research Professor in the School of Architecture at the University of Texas at Austin and a Research Associate of the Mineta Transportation Institute of San Jose State University. Former positions include Director of Innovation in Infrastructure at the Urban Institute in Washington, D.C. and 22 years as a professor if planning, natural renewable resources, gerontology, and women’s studies at the University of Arizona. She is internationally known for her scholarship on the transportation and community development implications of societal trends, particularly suburbanization, the aging of society, the increasing labor force involvement of women with children, and the growth of groups with special needs.
In addition to the keynote speaker – there will be a panel on “Transportation Trends and Options for Older Adults” moderated by Nuria Fernandez, VTA General Manager.