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People born in the second half of the baby boom have had an increased risk of homelessness. According to a recent San Francisco Chronicle article, 40% of those who are homeless and 50 or older, are homeless for the first time. In her "Aging Among the Homeless Population: Causes, Consequences, and Solutions" presentation. Dr. Margot Kushel of UCSF, talks about the impact on aging for older adults and that "50 is the new 75." For the most part, what causes people who become homeless for the first time when they're younger than 50 years old is different than late onset homelessness.
Sacramento Aging2.0 has partnered with the Sacramento Health 2.0 team and continues to host a series of Fireside Chats on homelessness into 2020. Together we will offer the opportunity the public to understand the causes, conditions and constraints of our healthcare system and other forces that makes this a particularly challenging societal issue affecting us all. Towards the end of 2020, we will host a major joint event to foster innovation, creativity and solutions through a teamwork environment, bringing together subject matter experts including social workers, other powerful voices in the homeless community, civic leaders and healthcare advocates for the unsheltered.
The Human Side of Homelessness Project is an initiative to nurture more empathy, compassion, and understanding for the people who are unhoused and for our community at large. People are affected in their own unique ways, and we believe the first step to inspiring innovative solutions is fostering mutual understanding. Please join us for a series of events that bring together people from across our community--people who are unhoused, social workers, technologists, clinicians, and local business owners--to share their views and engage in constructive discussions around how to address the issue of homelessness in our community.
Join us for the next Fireside Chat of the series. We'll identify opportunities to further address this challenge. The event is free. Please RSVP since we will be providing light refreshments and drinks. Please plan enough time for parking.
Sac County Behavioral Health Services
Health Program Manager
Asst Professor, Social Work
Hacker Lab & Code for Hood
Sacramento Homeless Union
Health 2.0 - Sacramento
Sacramento Chapter Ambassador
Keri Vogtmann has a passion for gerontechnology. It’s the pinnacle of her cross-sector experience in finance and global supplier management in the high tech industry, non-profit leadership and program management in healthcare information technology and the public sector. She is currently a Consultant to the Veterans Health Administration clinical programs.
Born with a heart filled with wanderlust, Keri has traveled to 26 countries, living abroad 6 times, and counting. She has a master’s degree in international relations. Her quest is to discover the best gerontological practices and innovation across the globe, cross-pollinate those ideas and implement best-in-class solutions with those organizations that strive to improve the quality of life for the elderly and their caregivers.
As a globetrotter in search of greater knowledge and serving others, Keri is the Ambassador for the Sacramento Chapter of Aging2.0, Commissioner on the Adult & Aging Commission for Sacramento County and a member of the International Society of Gerontechnology. Fully committed to exploring this rapidly evolving industry, she hopped on a plane to Denmark to participate in European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) Health’s program, “Innovation Solutions in Aging Populations,” at the University of Copenhagen. She led the team that won first place in a competition to develop a technological solution to assist with diabetes management education. Keri has traveled to such events as, IAFOR’s Asian Conference on Aging & Gerontology in Japan and AGE-WELL NCE’s annual conference in Canada to learn about current developments and innovation in those regions that can meet the challenges of demographic shifts as older adults tip the balance. She’s been a guest speaker on “Wearable Technology” at American River College’s “Together Toward Tomorrow” gerontology conference.
Carlsen Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship
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