Monday, 4:30 to 6 p.m. | Mill Race Center, Art Room
Presenters: Philip Stafford, Jennie Todd
Dr. Stafford is a cultural anthropologist, working in the field of aging and community for nearly 40 years. He is a national leader in the communities for a lifetime movement.
His most recent book is Elderburbia: Aging with a Sense of Place in America.
He has spoken and/or consulted on the topic in nearly 50 American communities and with international audiences.
Jennie Todd, BSW, has worked in the field of disabilities for over 30 years and currently provides comprehensive leadership training in advocacy for livable communities with elders and adults with disabilities.
She is a research associate with the Center on Aging and Community. She has conducted extensive training and research on the topic of community membership and integration for people with disabilities.
As the communities for a lifetime movement grows, senior centers are well positioned to play a leading edge role in community change.
With a “cast of thousands” holding special insights into the quality of the built environment, centers can be catalysts for change. This workshop, with examples, will focus on specific roles that centers can play in the movement.
The session will include a formal presentation on concepts associated with communities for a lifetime, provide examples of methods senior centers can employ to engage members in community study and advocacy, and foster audience deliberation around the development of center-led collaborations with key stakeholders of all ages and abilities.