Problem to be Solved
Ageism within our community. Our goal is to increase exposure among multiple generations in Larimer County to personal experiences of aging and to decrease the stigma of ageism.
How will successful resolution will affect the local community?
It will help integrate the experiences of late life into the social and cultural norms of the community with a positive perspective.
What will be acceptable outcomes for the team in addressing the problem?
A complete program that demonstrates the potential for an ongoing storytelling project involving video taped interviews of elders by young interviewers about the experience of growing older in Larimer County
Specific recommendations and specifications for an ongoing program that would serve as the basis for funding requests by groups interested in continuing the project
A frequently viewed video series on YouTube or other online venue.
What Volunteer Qualifications are needed?
Experience or interest in using video as a medium for storytelling
Interest in participating as an interviewee
Ability to help define and propose a formal program based on this project's process and outcome
Familiarity with producing YouTube videos
Experience working with student groups (high school or college)
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.
We have posted a tentative action plan for this and other projects. If you are interested in volunteering for this or any of our new projects or if you simply want more information, visit our volunteer page.