CONFERENCE ON AGING - SOCIAL CHANGE THROUGH INTERGENERATIONAL DIALOGUE
Sunday, September 28, 2014 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (EDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
|SOCIAL CHANGE THROUGH
|You must choose two separate Topics from the list below,
by reserving two seats above.
Please do not reserve more than two topics/seats.
Intergenerational Dialogue Topics
1. Teresa Galbier, President & CEO, Alzheimer's Association
Providing meaningful activities and support for people living with Alzheimer's Disease
2. Rose Marie Fagan, Co-Founder Pioneer Network
Advocating for Change
3. Ann Marie Cook, President & CEO, Lifespan
Resources: How do we make a livable community for older adults?
4. Chris Perna, CEO, Eden Alternative
A New Model for Aging...Growth and Well-Being
5. Courtney McGinness + Outreach Participant, VP, Community Outreach at Episcopal Senior Life Communities
6. Maureen McGuire, News Anchor, WROC-TV Channel 8
Strengthening the voice of older adults through the media
7. Art Mason, Director of Elder Abuse Prevention Program, Lifespan
8. Charlie Runyon, CEO, St. John's Home
Future Solutions to Long Term Care
9. Dr. Al Power, Geriatrician, Author, Eden Mentor
Making Rochester Dementia Inclusive
10. Bill Armbruster, Associate State Director of New York AARP
Older adults now represent the nation's fastest-growing segment of our population. Through Intergenerational Dialogue, youth and older populations come together to share their skills and challenges, while developing new methods to increase understanding and influence.
This conference connects all generations from a variety of different backgrounds to brainstorm ideas and goals while networking with others to come up with solutions in order to make services for older adults more efficient. Attendees will learn about current topics surrounding older adults, network with professionals and local leaders in elder care. We as a society need to band together as a community to support, respect and protect our elders. Intergenerational Dialogue enhances community engagement.
Participants develop a resource network to support each other with their ideas, goals and action plans. Attendees leave with a better understanding of older adults and the topics surrounding our elders. From the connections and ideas that the attendees develop during Intergenerational Dialogue, the participants can then move forward with their calls to action feeling empowered, more knowledgeable and have an understanding that older people are capable people.
Everyone because this issue effects us all. Current models of elder care are not sustainable and not effective.
Attendees will be made up of college students, professionals, any/all community members, young people.
Younger generations ask questions to all attendees.
Intergenerational Dialogue: Attendees will go to the tables they reserved their seat for and begin sharing Reflection Cards (promotes individual reflection and networking to share ideas, goals, solutions), meeting each other, and discussing the topic.
Goal: Each table comes up with a solution or idea no matter how out of the box it is using their skills and their newly met connections.
2:10pm-2:40pm 30 mins: Dialogue