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Community Forum on Healthy Aging




Part 1: Friday, November 5th, 5-7 pm ET
“Strength and Resiliency During the Pandemic”

Join hosts Dr. Panagis Galiatsatos (Dr. G) and Ms. Crystal Evans as they have “fire side chats” with expert guests about how to stay safe, healthy and well during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Speakers and topics include:

  • G and Brittany Feijoo, MSN, FNP-BC (Center for Immunization Research, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health) will share what each of us can do to end the pandemic.
  • Fitness experts, James and Flo Long from Gospel Aerobics and More, Inc., will show us moves to stay active during the pandemic.
  • Selwyn Ray, JD, Director of the Johns Hopkins Health Systems will talk about what resources are available to us both during the pandemic and beyond.

We will close with Dr. Cheryl Dennison Himmelfarb who will share with us the extraordinary collaboration of research teams across the country under Community Engagement Alliance (CEAL) Against COVID-19 Disparities. Here, you will learn about how our own CEAL teams are working closely with the communities in DC, Maryland and Virginia hit hardest by COVID-19. We’ll also share how to join the Johns Hopkins HOPE community.


Part 2: Monday, November 8th, 5-7 pm ET
“Staying Strong and Authentic”

Hosted by Ms. Dorcas Baker and Ms. Crystal Evans, this evening will harness the power of safe spaces to promote honest conversations between experts in life and experts in science.

The breakout sessions will be joined by guests who are experts in topics that you have told us you wanted to know.

Historically, the Healthy Aging Forum has hosted two popular breakout sessions (Sisters’ Circle and Man Cave) where safe conversation spaces were nurtured for “real talks,” honest conversations exploring health and social topics important to our communities.

This year, we are excited to introduce the inaugural session called Club House, welcoming the LGBTQI communities and non-binary individuals. Our goal is to celebrate staying strong, being authentic and inclusive as we age.


Learn about the activities of the ICTR’s Community Collaborations Core.


November 08, 2021


5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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