Engagement & Purpose

Engagement & Purpose

Ageism and outdated social norms have led many older adults in both rural and urban communities to feel isolated and marginalized. Helping older adults get and stay meaningfully engaged is critical for their health and the health of our communities. New and creative ways are needed to not only tap into their wisdom but also provide opportunities for lifelong learning and meaningful engagement across their lifespans. 

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Organizations to Watch:

  • Corporation for National and Community Service
  • Eisner Foundation
  • Encore.org
  • Experience Corps
  • Generation to Generation
  • Generations United
  • GOAL, Get Older Adults onLine
  • Granny Cloud
  • International Council on Active Aging
  • Meals on Wheels
  • NCOA Senior Community Service Employment Program
  • OASIS Intergenerational Tutoring Program
  • OATS, Older Adult Technology Services
  • OLLI, Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes
  • Project Renewment
  • Reserve
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • RSVP, Senior corps
  • Seniors Helping Seniors, Senior Citizens Bureau
  • Senior Job Bank
  • Senior Statesman Program
  • Skillsfuture, Singapore Ministry of Manpower
  • Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University
  • Transition Network

Events to Attend: 

  • AARP Livable Communities National Conference
  • LeadingAge Hackfest
  • n4a Answers on Aging Conference
  • Sodexo Quality of Life Conference
  • USC Vibrant Living Retreat 

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