Posted by Positive Aging SourceBook on 06/30/2021

Intergenerational Programs featuring Empowering the Ages & Encore


A discussion about two innovative and pioneering intergenerational programs led by those who see the benefits of connecting the generations every day! 

Featuring 

  • Leah Bradley, MSW Executive Director of Empowering the Ages 
  • Duncan Magidson of encore.org

Chat Transcript

12:06:41     From  Megan Chun : To view previous recordings and see our upcoming digital discussions, use this link: https://www.retirementlivingsourcebook.com/digital-discussions

12:06:43     From  Georgette Lake : Good afternoon, Georgette Lake with Tribute at Black Hill Assisted Living and Memory Care.  Georgette.lake@tributeatblackhill.com

12:08:16     From  Jennifer Hammer : Hi everyone - Jennifer from Silvernest here!  Jennifer@silvernest.com

12:09:26     From  Austin Heyman   to   All panelists : And hats off to you Steve and Leah’s new programs

12:09:42     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : From Austin Heyman to All Panelists:  12:09 PM

And hats off to you Steve and Leah’s new programs

12:09:52     From  Rosalyn Stewart   to   All panelists : Good afternoon!  I am Rosalyn Stewart from Keswick Multi-Care Center/Keswick Wise and Well Center!  Glad to be able to join you today!

12:10:24     From  Joanne Johnson   to   All panelists : Joanne from Harmony. I have always had a dream where Senior Communities have day care centers attached / nearby. Both generations would benefit.

12:11:18     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : From Joanne Johnson to All Panelists:  12:10 PM

Joanne from Harmony. I have always had a dream where Senior Communities have day care centers attached / nearby. Both generations would benefit.

12:11:27     From  Sharon Rose   to   All panelists : Sharon Rose, M.S., Social Gerontologist, creating and implementing intergenerational programs. Thank you Steve for this important topic and expert speakers!. Hi @Jennifer@Silvernest!

12:11:28     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : From Rosalyn Stewart to All Panelists:  12:09 PM

Good afternoon!  I am Rosalyn Stewart from Keswick Multi-Care Center/Keswick Wise and Well Center!  Glad to be able to join you today!

12:12:07     From  Georgette Lake : Sharlet I would love to connect with you.

12:14:05     From  Leah Bradley : https://ideaboardz.com/for/Intergenerational%20Programs/3968612

12:15:32     From  Heather Malloy   to   All panelists : Hi everyone!

12:16:21     From  charlene neu   to   All panelists : Wonderful

12:18:15     From  Heather Malloy   to   All panelists : I'm Heather Malloy with Chesterbrook Residences. Thanks for the invitation

12:20:30     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : From Heather Malloy to All Panelists:  12:18 PM

I'm Heather Malloy with Chesterbrook Residences. Thanks for the invitation

12:22:29     From  Sonia Gow   to   All panelists : Jeopardy music?

12:25:21     From  Austin Heyman   to   All panelists : Steve/Leah. Sorry to have to leave but look forward to getting recording

12:33:48     From  Lori Marks : So inspiring! (from Lori at Link Generations)

12:34:14     From  Duncan Magidsion (he/him) : https://encore.org/gifvideos/

12:34:44     From  Duncan Magidsion (he/him) : https://encore.smapply.io/prog/the_gen2gen_innovation_fellowship/

12:37:28     From  Duncan Magidsion (he/him) : https://ssir.org/meeting_the_multigenerational_moment#

12:37:43     From  Melissa Bressler : Good afternoon and thank you for sparking the conversation, Melissa Bressler, outreach manager from HandyPro of Washington DC Metropolitan. We are a construction company specializing in home modifications for seniors and all-persons with injury, illness or conditions that impact safety and accessibility in one's home. Melissa@handypro.com 301-960-9830

12:38:24     From  Duncan Magidsion (he/him) : Feel free to get in touch! I’m at dmagidson@encore.org

12:44:39     From  Leah Bradley : Leah Bradley, Empowering the Ages, leah@empoweringtheages.org

12:45:17     From  Leah Bradley : Please feel free to contact me to become part of our programming and networking. Also, check out our website: www.empoweringtheages.org

12:46:16     From  Cecelia Steiner-Smith   to   All panelists : Sorry mistake.

12:47:34     From  Stacey Carlin   to   All panelists : I’ve been I interested  in inter generational  programming for over 20 years when I began to research child care centers in long term care centers. I now live in Sarasota and want to see more of this in the area here.

12:47:46     From  Duncan Magidsion (he/him) : https://ssir.org/articles/entry/philanthropys_problem_with_single_issue_solutions

12:48:14     From  Leah Bradley   to   Stacey Carlin and all panelists : Thank you for joining us!

12:49:32     From  Lori Marks : Thank you for the Link Generations shout-out, Leah! We educate middle and high school students about best practices for communicating with older adults to enhance the interactive discussions. linkgenerations.org

12:49:40     From  Rosalyn Stewart   to   All panelists : Keswick has always paired younger volunteers with our residents for sharing stories, activities such as chess and checkers and just to communicate together.  We have a program every Sunday - Sunday Dining - where volunteers and residents get together over an early dinner to talk, laugh and enjoy each other.  We have also started an "Adopt a Grandparent Program" which was delayed by the pandemic but we hope to get it started again.

12:52:00     From  Rosalyn Stewart   to   All panelists : Keswick's oldest resident is 111 years old and everyone wants to meet her, to ask questions about her life and, mainly, just to see someone who has been on this earth for so long....she is such a wonderful person!

12:52:48     From  Stacey Carlin   to   All panelists : Thankfully in Cleveland there are several successful models and it works so well. I agree with changing the mindset of the leaders

12:52:49     From  Kerry Byrne : I’m Kerry, Founder of a mission-driven business called The Long Distance Grandparent. I have an online monthly membership for long distance grandparents where I help them nurture strong and meaningful relationshps with grandchildren from a distance. I’m keen for grandparents to have high quality relationships with grandchildren because we know it is a protective determinant against ageism for grandchildren and grandparents. Intergen relationships within families are so important because this is often our first experience of connecting to another generation. You can reach me at kerry@thelongdistancegrandparent.com. Happy to collaborate or share ideas and inspirations to help generations connect from a distance.

12:55:09     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : From Rosalyn Stewart to All Panelists:  12:52 PM

Keswick has always paired younger volunteers with our residents for sharing stories, activities such as chess and checkers and just to communicate together.  We have a program every Sunday - Sunday Dining - where volunteers and residents get together over an early dinner to talk, laugh and enjoy each other.  We have also started an "Adopt a Grandparent Program" which was delayed by the pandemic but we hope to get it started again.

Keswick's oldest resident is 111 years old and everyone wants to meet her, to ask questions about her life and, mainly, just to see someone who has been on this earth for so long....she is such a wonderful person!

From Stacey Carlin to All Panelists:  12:52 PM

Thankfully in Cleveland there are several successful models and it works so well. I agree with changing the mindset of the leaders

12:55:43     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : https://www.amazon.com/Keep-Keepin-Clark-Terry/dp/B00S65TOTE

12:58:30     From  Kerry Byrne : Sounds amazing :) Grandparents are a powerful, largely untapped resource in many communities. They are motivated and full of wisdom. And grandparents and grandchildren need each other now more than ever.

13:03:30     From  Jennifer Hammer : Great program - thanks!!

13:03:42     From  Kerry Byrne : Thank-you Bradley and Duncan. rEally appreciate your insights.

13:04:14     From  Rosalyn Stewart   to   All panelists : Thank you all for a great program!


 

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