Tuesday March 13, 2018 8am-5pm: The Roundtable on Health Literacy. Health literacy and Older Adults: Reshaping the Landscape
This forum, which is part of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, will be holding a workshop called ”Health literacy and Older Adults: Reshaping the Landscape”. The objective of the workshop is to explore the changing health literacy needs of older adults and the strategies to meet those needs. Health literacy refers to how well individuals can communicate on health, healthcare related topics. It also encompasses whether information given by doctors and others is understandable or not. Many people struggle with health literacy because there is too much medical jargon. As we age, our hearing, eye sight and sometimes memory fade, which further complicates our understanding.
Mary Ann Zimmerman, a Silver Spring Village member will be the first speaker at the workshop and will be sharing her story about communication do's and don't's, when interacting with the healthcare system and related community services. If you know Mary Ann, you already know that it will be one lively presentation. If you want to join the workshop, you can do so in one of the following ways: you can sign up to watch the live webcast or you can attend in person.
Location: Keck Center of the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine
500 5th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001 (Room 100)