Posts tagged ‘Aging’

Register! Lawton Conference – March 26, 2012

Conference on Urban Aging and Award Luncheon - Aging in the Community: Three Models

Local and national experts will compare and contrast:

  • Villages
  • Age-friendly Initiatives
  • Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities (NORCs)

Topics will include how they work; who they serve; strengths and weaknesses;
funding issues; and their impact on aging services and on neighborhoods.

Fredda VladeckThe 2012 Lawton Award will be presented to Fredda Vladeck, founding director of the first Naturally Occuring Retirement Community supportive service program (NORC) in 1986.  She is now Director of the Aging in Place Initiative of the United Hospital Fund, in New York.


Loews Hotel
1200 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA

Registration fee of $50 includes Award Luncheon
Social work CEUs will be offered
For more information, call 215-765-9000 ext 5063, or email:

Photo Credits: Philadelphia Corporation for Aging

Breakfast Club – “What If?” A Brainstorming Session about Trends, Forecasting, and the Future.

Wednesday, December 7
9:00 – 11:00am
1616 Walnut Street
$15 for Cultural Alliance Members, $30 for Nonmembers

As 2011 winds down and preparations for the New Year begin, join the Cultural Alliance to think about the future and how forecasting can play a role in your organization.

What will it mean for arts and cultural organizations when 1 out of 5 Americans will be over the age of 65 in less than 25 years? Will increasing gas prices affect leisure time travel? What is the impact of changes in the distribution of wealth in America? We’ll discuss these questions and many more in this inquisitive session.

We’ll read about trends and what they might mean for not only society, but for cultural organizations, in Museums & Society 2034: Trends and Potential Futures from the Center for the Future of Museums. We’ll also re-examine some of the trends we reported on in Research Into Action: Pathways to New Opportunities. While we don’t have a crystal ball, we will share some techniques and exercises that can help free our imaginations to think creatively about our futures.

Space is limited, register at

Breakfast Clubs are supported by The Wallace Foundation and The Philadelphia Foundation and are a program of the Cultural Alliance’s research and marketing initiative Engage 2020. Engage 2020 is sponsored by a lead grant from The Pew Charitable Trusts, with additional support from The Wallace Foundation and The Philadelphia Foundation.


Getting Along with GenY: A Manual to Millennials

Times are changing, and the Canadian nonprofit sector is quickly becoming an intergenerational mix of professionals of varying levels of experience and education. With Canada’s bulge of baby boomers approaching retirement, these future vacancies — and the future of our nonprofit organizations — leave Generation X and Generation Y (aka “Millennials”) no choice but to collaborate to construct a new landscape for our nonprofit workforce.

This new reality requires an intergenerational understanding and a commitment to cooperate in order to fulfill the missions of our nonprofit organizations. In the spirit of mutual support, we Millennials offer the following thoughts as insights into our generation.

Top Ten Ways to Motivate Millennial continue reading>>

Source: Charity Village

Sexuality and Aging Training at Widener University!

Friday, May 6, 2011, 9am- Noon

Cost: $10 pre-registration [email here]
$20 at the door

Location: Widener – Alumni Auditorium

Who: Students interested inhuman services professions, professional educators, psychologists, and community organizers

What: Introduction to the topic Sexuality and Aging and how it relates to: privacy, sexual rights, advocacy, social stigma, physical changes, and the baby boomer generation

Why: Get involved and build resources in a growing converation important to thoughtful practice in the fields of psychology, physical therapy, nursing, education & health and human services

KeyNote Speakers: Peggy Brick, MEd,CSE and Bill Taverner, MA, CSE

Panelists: Dr. Robin S. Goldber-Glen, Ph.D, Joe Ippolito, and Ed Miller

Source: Sexuality & Aging Today Blog

PCA’s Celebrate Arts & Aging – CALL FOR ARTISTS

Do you know a talented older adult artist?

For the ninth year, Philadelphia Corporation for Aging invites artists age 55-plus to submit works to be considered for Older Americans Month.
Celebrate Arts & Aging is a month-long, city-wide celebration featuring exhibitions of extraordinary original artwork by older artists.

Submission Deadline: Monday, March 28, 2011

More information @

Art will be exhibited during the entire month of May at the following locations:

  • Center on the Hill (website)
  • Free Library of Philadelphia -Main Branch (website)
  • Philadelphia Senior Center (website)

ICAA Names Top 10 Trends in Active Aging

Although there’s been tremendous coverage of Boomers turning 65, the fact remains that many millions of people are also turning 50. Those individuals are entering the active-aging market with needs and desires that will help shape the industry, starting now…

1. More wellness programs.
2. More wellness professionals.
3…continue reading>>

Source: Benzinga

Old age has become the gold age

Older Australians living it up in their golden age ….

Old age has become the gold age for a rapidly building “tidal wave” of the Illawarra’s populace.

The baby boomer generation, the largest demographic Australia has seen and the one that has changed almost everything it has touched, is reaching retirement age and rather than retreating into their shells, the boomers are choosing to live it up.

With money, time and longer lives to enjoy, it’s a golden age to be growing old, social researcher Mark McCrindle says. continue reading>>

Photo credit: MS Office clipart
Illawarra Mercury

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