Convene & Connect

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Convene & Connect

Aging Action Initiative's 10th Annual Convening will be held in person this year.

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Embassy Suites by Hilton San Rafael Marin County 101 McInnis Parkway San Rafael, CA 94903

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About this event


  • Re-Connect for 2022
  • Learn about ageism and older women
  • Build capacity around the Master Plan for Aging and Age-Friendly Plans
  • Make connections for future collaborations

Please join AAI's network of representatives from public agencies, healthcare, education, non-profit and community-based-organization sectors, in convening to addressing the five, bold goals of the California Master Plan on Aging. The keynote address will be delivered by dynamic author and activist, Ashton Applewhite.

  1. Housing for All Ages and Stages. We will age where we choose as we age in communities that are age, disability, and dementia friendly while climate and disaster friendly. Moderator: Teri Dowling, Commissioner, Marin County Commission on Aging
  2. Health Reimagined. We will have access to the services we need to live at home in our communities and to optimize our health and quality of life. Moderator: Dr. Lisa Santora, Deputy Health Officer, County of Marin
  3. Inclusion and Equity, Not Isolation. We will have lifelong opportunities for work, volunteering, engagement, and leadership and will be protected from isolation, discrimination, abuse, neglect, and exploration. Moderator: Dario Santiago, Executive Director, IHSS Public Authority of Marin
  4. Caregiving that works. We will be prepared for and through the rewards and challenges of caring for aging and loved ones. Moderator: Eli Gelardin, CEO Marin Center for Independent Living, Co-CEO Marin Aging and Disability Institute
  5. Affording Aging. We will have economic security for as long as we live. Moderator: Caran Cuneo, Marin Builder's Association

Afternoon Panels

  1. Health Reimagined - Focus on Dementia. Moderator: Michelle Javid, Manager of Business Development, Seniors and Home, Jewish Family and Children's Services
  2. Inclusion and Equity, Not Isolation. Moderator: Shirin Vakaria, Director of Health and Aging, Marin Community Foundation

Our 2022 equity focus is Women , Sexism and Aging. The convening will open with a welcome by Marin County Supervisor, Dennis Rodoni. AAI is grateful to the County of Marin, Marin Community Foundation, and The SCAN Foundation for sponsoring this event.