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2019 Engaging Aging Workshop Series

Your Aging Network: Who are Your Partners? Connecting the Dots (and finding new dots)

Wednesday, September 11
9 a.m. to 12 Noon
Jewish Federation of Western Connecticut
444 Main Street North, Southbury

Do you ever feel like a ‘one person shop’ or that you cannot do one more thing with such a small (though mighty) team? Join us as we map today’s aging network and share ideas on traditional and non-traditional collaborators to help us do more through partnership.  From libraries to recreation to health districts to businesses, universities and health care—where are your future collaborators and how do you engage them?

An essential part of attracting new partners is appreciating and conveying the value of our own organizations and what we contribute. We will explore ways to communicate our impact and how to use this information to educate local and state officials and advocate for their support.

Trainer: Donna Fedus, gerontologist and founder of Borrow My Glasses

Dianne Stone, director of the Newington Senior and Disabled Center, will share her experiences in building a variety of partnerships to benefit older people. We hope that you will also share your successes and challenges in expanding your network of collaborators and supporters.

Engaging Aging workshops combine new ideas, effective programs worth sharing and key concepts in gerontology. They:

  • Are free and open to professionals working with older people and to gerontology students
  • Require advance registration
  • Include breakfast beginning at 9 a.m. (program starts at 9:30 a.m.)

Register now

Pathways for Older Adults at Connecticut Community Foundation is pleased to bring you these workshops in partnership with Donna Fedus, Dianne Stone, and Jade Stoltz

Save the date—November 20—for “Livable Communities for All Ages – How Can We Move Forward Locally and In Connecticut?”