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National Church Residences convening thought leadership roundtable to bridge technology divide for aging adults

Press Releases | September 13, 2022

Gina Baik

National Church Residences is hosting a roundtable conversation aimed to bring together industry leaders, partners and stakeholders to discuss solutions to bridge the digital divide among our aging adults and seniors.

The roundtable conversation titled Brighter Tomorrows: Building Inclusive Communities; Digitally Connected will open with recorded remarks by Mayor Andrew J. Ginther of Columbus. Keynote speaker, Ginna Baik, the business development manager of Alexa Smart Properties for Senior Living at Amazon, will lead the event through her insights on the blueprint necessary for policy, funding and connectivity to bring about digital inclusivity and equity for older adults.

In addition to the keynote, there will be an industry panel moderated by National Church Residences Executive Vice President of External Affairs and Strategic Partnerships, Michelle Norris, with participants from various industries with expertise on this topic:

  • Peter Voderberg – Chief of BroadbandOhio
  • Holly Holtzen – State Director, AARP
  • Tom Kamber – Executive Director, Older Adults Technology Services
  • Susan Wallace – President and CEO of LeadingAge Ohio
  • Ami Cole – Plan President, Molina Healthcare of Ohio, Inc.

The roundtable discussion will take place from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. on September 14, 2022, at The Exchange at Bridge Park, 6520 Riverside Drive in Dublin, registration for attendees has closed.

The event will conclude with a networking lunch as participants and audience members come together to pursue actionable solutions to ensuring older adults have a voice at the table of digital inclusion.

“We are honored to be hosting such a great group of community thought leaders to focus on the critical need to ensure that ALL our community’s older adults are connected and engaged,” said Norris. “The pandemic accelerated the reality that broadband access is no longer a luxury but a necessity.  It will take the leadership of all around the table to ensure this happens for all our residents.”

About National Church Residences

National Church Residences serves more than 46,000 seniors through its array of housing and health care services. The not-for-profit organization is driven by a vision of advancing better living for all seniors, enabling them to remain home for life. With more than 360 communities in 24 states, it is the nation’s largest not-for-profit provider of affordable senior housing and the largest manager of service coordinators. The organization also offers residential senior communities, home and community-based services, as well as permanent supportive housing for the formerly homeless and disabled. For more information, visit us at NationalChurchResidences.org and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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