The TD Charitable Foundation is supporting nonprofit professional development with a $200,000 funding pool for nonprofit organization education, training and other learning opportunities.
Grants are awarded to eligible organizations for employees to attend qualified classes/courses that will enhance their job performance.
Details on eligibility and the application are available on TD Bank’s website.
Don’t let those technology gifts you received from well-meaning younger relatives stay in boxes this year: pull them out, plug them in and tune in to a computer class or other technology training programs available for older adults. Once you become familiar with some of these products, you’ll see how they can make your life easier and more enjoyable.
The new Technology & Aging Coalition of San Diego County can help you learn where to go for classes. The web site provides a listing of many technology education options that are available. There is also a list of computer clubs for older adults. continue reading>>
Source: San Diego County News
Social service agencies and community organizations are invited to a free training, “Weathering Winter’s Worst – Resources for Philadelphia’s Elderly,’ on Wednesday, November 17 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at PCA, 642 N. Broad Street in Philadelphia. Recent utility rate increases and a cold winter forecast may pose a financial hardship for many seniors. The training is co-sponsored by the Emergency Fund Coalition for Older Philadelphians and the PA Aging, Utilities and Economic Education Consortium to provide information on utility assistance programs and resources that are available to Philadelphia’s low-income older adults.
Register by November 9 to Allegra Chaney at PCA: 215-765-9000, ext. 4478 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Source: PCA News Bulletin
If you are interested in the PHFA Certificate in Elder Service Coordination, contact Alicia Dohn at email@example.com by September 7 or call 610.223.1842 to register to participate. Webinar coursework begins this month and is scheduled for the third Wednesdays: September through November, 2010 and January through April, 2011.
Community-based organizations (CBOs) are invited to participate in a free two-hour Health Preparedness Handbook Training that will provide relevant health-related preparedness information for the communities they serve. The training will include the handbook ‘Everybody Ready: Emergency Planning for Individuals and Families’ and extra materials to share with the public. In order to tailor the training to meet specific health needs and interests, brief assessment interviews are being conducted with interested organizations through July 9. The trainings will be held July 12 through 30. To participate, contact Chad Thomas by email at chad.thomas or at 215-685-6459. DETAILS>>
Source: PCA News Bulletin (June 25, 2010)
Keys to Quality Customer Service for Seniors and Patrons with Disabilities with Mimi Kenney Smith
Tuesday, April 20
The PlayGround at the Adrienne, 2030 Sansom Street, Philadelphia
FREE. Space is limited, please register early at http://keystoservice.eventbrite.com
Serving senior audiences and customers with disabilities provides significant opportunities for the cultural community. According to a 1998 Department of Labor statistic, more than 20 million families in the U.S. have at least one member with a disability. The estimated buying power for people with disabilities is over a trillion dollars and seniors with disabilities control up to 40% of the personal assets in America. Yet, when speaking with patrons with disabilities, their primary concern is not for the quality of the ramp or the captioning; it is for the quality of the customer service. This seminar will provide the keys to making sure that all customers are treated with respect and that first-time customers become long-term patrons.
This workshop is presented by Independence Starts Here, a community wide cultural-access initiative led by VSA Arts of Pennsylvania and Art-Reach in partnership with the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance (GPCA) and Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA) as part of Celebrate Arts & Aging.