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AoA Civic Engagement Workshops

Effective Models for Using Older Volunteers, the 2010 n4a Annual Conference and Tradeshow

This workshop highlighted AoA’s recent civic engagement efforts to enhance AoA core programs by integrating volunteers of all ages and creating opportunities for older persons to serve their communities through volunteerism.

Remarks/Power Point Presentation/Video:
  • Cindy Padilla, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Programs, U.S. Administration on Aging, Washington, DC.
  • Edwin Tan (video), MD, Director, Senior Corps, Corporation for National and Community Service, Washington, DC
  • Kristin McSwain, Chief of Program Operations, Corporation for National and Community Service, Washington, DC
  • Tom Endres , Vice President, Civic Engagement, National Council on Aging, Washington, DC
  • Karen Kolb , Manager, Community Engagement, Mather LifeWays, Evanston, IL
Helping Your Program Survive and Grow: Taking a fresh look at volunteers, Special Session of the2009 n4a Annual Conference and Tradeshow

This session was organized by AoA, together with n4a and the National Council on Aging. The AoA is committed to helping the Aging Network tap into the growing number of older adults as a volunteer resource to enhance the capacity of the Aging Network and increase services to older adults most in need. Attendees learned about new best practice approaches and models, the latest trends and new legislation, and participated in breakout sessions with national experts.

Remarks/Power Point Presentation/Video:
  • Shirley Sagawa, Keynote Speaker, Fellow, Center for American Progress
  • Carol Crecy, Director, Office of Communications, Administration on Aging, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Nancy Henkin, Executive Director, Temple University’s Center for Intergenerational Learning
  • Getting There-Civic Engagement. One segment of an eight part television series co-sponsored by the Minnesota Board on Aging, Twin Cities Public Television, and AARP.
  • Carla Windhorst, Mather LifeWays