Problem to be Solved
Ageism within our community. This includes assumptions among younger generations about elders as well as those held by elders about younger generations Our goal is to provide opportunities for intergenerational exchange of ideas and perspectives to help enlighten both ends of the aging spectrum about their shared and separate experiences and points of view.
How will successful resolution will affect the local community?
It will help integrate the experiences and wisdom of late life into the social and cultural norms of the community, highlight both the common and the unique aspects of growing up and growing older, and provide a broader platform for exploring issues that concern all generations.
What will be acceptable outcomes for the team in addressing the problem?
A program that demonstrates the potential for ongoing meaningful interaction among generations in Larimer county.
Specific recommendations and specifications for a program that would serve as the basis for funding requests by groups interested in continuing the project
A video or podcast series highlighting intergenerational conversations addressing ideas related to a variety of cultural, social and personal issues.
What Volunteer Qualifications are needed?
Good listening skills
Interest in sharing personal perspectives on current social-cultural issues
Ability to help define and implement a formal program based on this project's process and proposed outcome
Good verbal skills
Experience working with student groups (high school or college)
Sense of humor and open mind
Ability to facilitate positive exchange of differing points of view.
Training and Support:
This team will be supported by the PAFC priority committee working on the Culture of Aging issues. A member of the priority group will serve as liaison between the team and the PAFC. The priority group provides oversight, counsel, support, and resources needed to plan and produce the event. Once the team is established there will be an initial training that covers project expectations and team process. A volunteer coordinator will be available throughout the project to address issues rising within the team itself.
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