Friday, September 20th, 2019
8:45 am – 2:30 pm
Lasell University, Newton, MA
Are you purposefully bringing together people of different ages like older adults and youth?
Would you like to start but you’re not sure how?
Join us for the second annual Intergenerational Symposium: Developing Your Toolbox, coordinated by Bridges Together with the support of the Encore Boston Network and the Fuss Center for Research on Aging and Intergenerational Studies.
Professionals, educators, and community leaders are coming together to share information for developing intergenerational toolboxes through:
- Networking with intergenerationally-focused practitioners
- Participating in activity sessions geared for intergenerational exchange
- Examining how an intergenerational lens can be applied to age-friendly, dementia-inclusive, and livable community work
- Discussing challenges getting started, finding funding, and other needs
Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in two sets of round-tables facilitated by individuals with intergenerational programming expertise who will provide real-life lessons and take-away tools – with time for others to share their experiences and ask questions. The first set will focus on specific age-friendly domains such as housing and civic engagement. The second set will focus on skills in areas ranging from getting started to doing evaluations. With a robust exchange of ideas, sharing of case studies, and information about the latest developments in training, attendees will leave with a set of tools to help with their intergenerational work.
We invite you to come – learn from colleagues – share your experience – and develop your intergenerational toolbox.
8:45 Registration Opens
9:15 – 9:45 Welcome and Ice Breakers
9:45 – 10:15 Using an IG Lens with Age-Friendly Work by
Mike Festa of AARP Massachusetts
10:15 – 10:30 Break
10:30 – 11:45 Break-Out Session 1: Age-Friendly Domains & IG
11:45 – 12:00 An Awesome Tool for Our IG Toolbox
12:00 – 12:45 Lunch, Presentation of Frann Pratt Award & Kraemer IG Story Winner
12:45 – 1:00 Movement & Icebreaker
1:00 – 2:15 Break-Out Session 2: Developing Your Toolbox
2:15 – 2:30 Closing Remarks
Planning Committee Members
Andrea J. Fonte Weaver, BridgesTogether
Doug Dickson, Encore Boston Network
Dottie MacKeen, Bridges Together
Joann M. Montepare, Lasell College
Ruth Nemzoff, Brandeis University
Patti Russo, Between the Lines
Julie Shaw, Bridges Together
Karen Sheehan, Bethany Communities
Thank you to our sponsor!