WEB121119 - Connecting Generations in Senior Housing: Opportunities and Challenges
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Are you looking for new ways to engage your residents in meaningful opportunities and foster connections with the broader community? Join us for this interactive workshop designed to help you plan and implement high quality intergenerational programs. (Webinar is 2 - 3:30 ET)

 Export to Your Calendar 12/11/2019
When: Wednesday, December 11, 2019
2:00 - 3:30 pm ET
Where: Online
United States
Contact: (614) 848-5958


Online registration is available until: 12/9/2019
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Webinar Registration by December 9, 2019: Members $55; Nonmembers $85 - 1.5 CEUs

This webinar is 2 - 3:30 ET (Eastern).

Are you looking for new ways to engage your residents in meaningful opportunities and foster connections with the broader community? Bringing older adults and youth together in mutually beneficial activities has been shown to increase resident well- being and reduce social isolation. Join us for this interactive workshop designed to help you plan and implement high quality intergenerational programs. We will share a new Toolkit that offers valuable tools and tips on building partnerships with educational institutions and youth organizations, engaging residents, designing activities that foster cross- age interaction, and measuring impact.

Who Should Attend: Service Coordinators (Elderly/Disabled/Family), Social Workers,Property Mgmt

Learning Objectives

  • Learn how to articulate key intergenerational principles and benefits of programming for youth and older adults
  • Gain an understanding of the range of intergenerational opportunities and implementation challenges
  • Discover how to engage new community partners in intergenerational programming or strengthen existing partnerships, improve resident engagement in programming, and access resources and tools to assist with implementation

About the Presenter

Nancy Henkin, the founder and former Executive Director of the Intergenerational Center at Temple University, currently serves as a Senior Fellow at Generations United. Over the past 40 years, she has developed a wide range of cross-age programs and has provided technical assistance to local, national and international organizations in the aging, youth and educational fields. She has presented at numerous conferences in the United States, Europe and Asia and published articles in aging, social work, community psychology, and education journals. Dr. Henkin serves on the Mayor’s Commission on Aging in Philadelphia and the Editorial Board of the Journal of Intergenerational Relationships. She is the recipient of awards from many organizations, including the National Council on the Aging, the Gray Panthers, Generations United, and Ashoka.

Taryn Patterson is a lifespan developmental psychologist who has spent much of her career working within state-level agencies and the non-profit sector to develop, implement, and evaluate programming to improve the health and well-being of low-income older adults and their caregivers. She has focused on housing as a platform for service provision, ranging from integrated health to intergenerational programming. As part of her current role, Taryn works with Sequoia Living Resident Service Coordinators in 13 affordable housing communities in San Francisco to develop and implement intergenerational programming.

This webinar meets the following HUD Service Coordinator Training Requirements Area(s):

Statutory Area: Community Relations – Support Networks for Residents; An Aging Population/Aging Process

Optional Area: Counseling; Advocacy; Networking