Ellis & Ashby
Older adults are now a majority of those living unhoused in the Bay Arrea. Nearly half faced homelessness for the first time after the age of fifty. Rapid aging, chronic illnesses, and premature death are becoming common – at a very high cost in suffering and dollars.
Researchers at UC-San Francisco’s HOPE-HOME collaborative are shining a light at the intersection of health, housing, and aging. They are also bringing a new perspective, and now funding, to democratize the process of change, identify evidence based solutions and help communities and decision-makers better align health and housing policies.
Our speaker is Dr. Margaret Handley, public health trained epidemiologist. She is a Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and the Center for Vulnerable Populations at San Francisco General Hospital, at the University of California San Francisco. Her research focuses on applied public health, implementation science, and health communication. She has worked with the HOPE-HOME project for several years and is on the steering committee of the Benioff Homelessness and Housing Initiative.
� Program includes Gray Panther Committee updates
‘Socializing and refreshments after the talk until 4pm