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SUMMIT OF LEADERS: Intergenerational Programs for Kids and Older Adults

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Bascom Community Center

1000 South Bascom Avenue

San Jose, CA 95128

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SUMMIT OF LEADERS

Building Great Intergenerational Programs

For Kids and Older Adults in San José


Keynote: Donna Butts, Generations United*, Washington, DC

Facilitator: Corita Brown, Generation2Generation**, Philadelphia, PA

Sponsors: Age-Friendly San Jose, Gen2Gen, and Department of Parks, Recreation, and Neighborhood Services, City of San Jose

The Event:

The Summit will bring leaders of child-serving agencies, organizations focused on older adults, educators, advocates, and elected officials to engage in meaningful learning, dialog, and action to create innovative intergenerational programs and activities for youth and older adults in San Jose.

The keynote speaker is Donna Butts, Executive Director of Generations United in Washington, D.C. Ms. Butts is has been honored by the United Nations for her leadership and has won awards for innovation and service from national and global organizations. Ms. Butts will establish how we can start “Building Great Intergenerational Programs for Kids and Older Adults in San José.”

Action:

There will be an active session for discovery and planning facilitated by Corita Brown, Training Director of Generation2Generation, with the goal of creating partnerships among participants and determining next steps in building intergenerational programs for kids and older adults in San Jose for appreciation, service, and fun.

Background:

Age-Friendly Cities is a global movement launched World Health Organization (WHO) to engage cities in enhancing and optimizing the qualities of life for residents as they age. In 2016, the City of San Jose gained WHO’s recognition as an Age-Friendly City and a commitment to establishing a dynamic community that support healthy and vibrant lives for all. For San Jose, this includes creating collaborative intergenerational programs that bring older adults and youth together to learn, serve, and enjoy each other.

*http://www.gu.org/ABOUTUS.aspx

**https://generationtogeneration.org/

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