From Workshop on Health Literacy and Older Adults: Reshaping the Landscape on March 13, 2018:
Mary Ann Zimmerman, Founding Director of Silver Spring Village, opens the first panel at the workshop by discussing her commitment to remaining engaged with her community; her experience facing health challenges; and how she manages her own changing health literacy needs.
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