Webinar Archive

 

National Volunteer Week Twitter Chat

Were you unable to tune in live to our Twitter Chat during National Volunteer Week? We’ve made it easy to catch a full recap of the action here. To learn more about volunteer resources, opportunities and benefits, continue to connect with us on Twitter @n4aACTION.

You may have missed National Volunteer Week, but volunteering is a great way to stay active no matter the season. Don’t miss your chance to get engAGED or engage through our list of national organizations. Discover how to recognize and recruit older adults to serve as volunteers in your community.

To continue commemorating the spirit of Volunteerism, check out our National Volunteer Week Toolkit.

 

Archived Webinars

Jump Start Creative Aging in Your Community

On February 28, 2019 we launched our new webinar series engAGED: Increasing Social Engagement for Older Adults, focused on increasing the engagement of older adults to promote health and wellness. In this series, we will highlight programs, tools and resources from our partners on the engAGED: National Resource Center for Engaging Older Adults — Lifetime Arts, Generations United, Osher Institutes for Lifelong Learning, and the Older Adults Technology Services (OATS). This webinar “Jump-Start Creative Aging in Your Community” was presented by Lifetime Arts, the national leader in promoting the inclusion of professional arts programs in organizations that serve older adults. In the webinar, the process from project inception to sustainability for offering socially engaging, community-based art education programming in communities was outlined.  

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Older Adults and Social Engagement: A National Strategy Discussion
Friday, September 28, 2018 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm EDT

Conducted at OATS’ Senior Planet in New York City, this event focused on developing a national strategy for increasing the engagement of older adults. The discussion, sponsored by engAGED The National Resource Center for Engaging Older Adults, provided an opportunity for leaders in the fields of aging and engagement, in all its forms, to provide input on how we can work together to increase older adult engagement to improve health and wellness outcomes.

Lance Robertson, Assistant Secretary for Aging, Administration for Community Living, provided introductory remarks. The keynote speaker was Dr. Julianne Holt-Lunstad, Professor in the Department of Psychology at Brigham Young University, whose research takes an interdisciplinary and multi-level approach to understanding the associations between social relationships and long-term health outcomes.

Session goals included:

  • Framing the need to for a comprehensive approach to increasing engagement in all communities across the U.S.

  • Raising awareness of the various ways to engage older adults

  • Discussing the engAGED Resource Center’s charge to develop and implement a national strategy

  • Receiving input from attendees that will help shape a national strategy to increase engagement

If you have ideas or comments concerning the National Strategy please send them to info@engagingolderadults.org

Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 2:00-3:00 pm ET
engAGED: Increasing Social Engagement through Technology


On August 15 we hosted the final installment in a five-part series of webinars, engAGED: Increasing Social Engagement for Older Adults, focused on increasing the engagement of older adults to promote health and wellness. The series highlights resources from our partners on the engAGED: National Resource Center for Engaging Older Adults — the National Center for Creative Aging, Generations United, Osher Institutes for Lifelong Learning, and the Older Adults Technology Services (OATS). In this webinar, Tom Kamber, Executive Director of OATS, discussed best practices for engaging older adults through technology, the history of OATS and how it grew program services to help older adults in New York City and across the country.

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018, 2:00-3:00 pm ET
engAGED: Increasing Social Engagement through Volunteering


On July 18 we hosted the fourth webinar in a five-part webinar series, engAGED: Increasing Social Engagement for Older Adults, focused on increasing the engagement of older adults to promote health and wellness. The series highlights resources from our partners on the engAGED: National Resource Center for Engaging Older Adults — the National Center for Creative Aging, Generations United, Osher Institutes for Lifelong Learning, and the Older Adults Technology Services (OATS). In this webinar, n4a CEO Sandy Markwood hosted a discussion on the value of volunteerism, how it contributes to the health and wellness of older adults and successful approaches to providing volunteer opportunities that all parts of the Aging Network can implement to increase the social engagement of older adults.

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018, 2:00-3:00 pm ET
engAGED: Increasing Social Engagement through Lifelong Learning


On June 20 we hosted the third webinar in a five-part webinar series, engAGED: Increasing Social Engagement for Older Adults, focused on increasing the engagement of older adults to promote health and wellness. The series highlights resources from our partners on the engAGED: National Resource Center for Engaging Older Adults — the National Center for Creative Aging, Generations United, Osher Institutes for Lifelong Learning, and the Older Adults Technology Services (OATS). This webinar was presented by the National Resource Center for Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes. Steve Thaxton, executive director of the Resource Center, hosted a discussion of what lifelong learning entails, best practices for engaging older adults through lifelong learning and how it contributes to health and wellness.

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Thursday, May 17, 2018, 2:00-3:00 pm ET
engAGED: Increasing Social Engagement through Intergenerational Programming


On May 17 we hosted the second webinar in a five-part webinar series, engAGED: Increasing Social Engagement for Older Adults, focused on increasing the engagement of older adults to promote health and wellness. The series highlights resources from our partners on the engAGED: National Resource Center for Engaging Older Adults — the National Center for Creative Aging, Generations United, Osher Institutes for Lifelong Learning, and the Older Adults Technology Services (OATS). This webinar was presented by Generations United. Generations United helps improve the lives of children, youth, and older adults through intergenerational collaboration, public policies and programs. Presenters include Sheri Steinig of Generations United, Lynn Haglin, Vice President/KIDS Plus Director, the Northland Foundation (MN), and Pam Plimpton, Intergeneration Coordinator, San Diego County Aging and Independence Services (CA). Attendees learned about best practices for engaging older adults through intergenerational programs.

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Wednesday, April 25, 2018, 2:00-3:00 pm ET
engAGED: Increasing Social Engagement through the Arts


On April 25, we kicked off a new five-part webinar series, engAGED: Increasing Social Engagement for Older Adults, focused on increasing the engagement of older adults to promote health and wellness. The series highlights resources from our partners on the engAGED: National Resource Center for Engaging Older Adults — the National Center for Creative Aging, Generations United, Osher Institutes for Lifelong Learning, and the Older Adults Technology Services (OATS). The first webinar was presented by Jennie Smith-Peers, executive director, the National Center for Creative Aging, and Beth M. Bienvenu, accessibility director, National Endowment for the Arts. Attendees learned about best practices for engaging older adults through creativity and the arts. Presenters for all of the webinars will share inspiring stories, tips, and resources to help the Aging Network increase the social engagement of older adults.

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Thursday, January 25, 2018
engAGED: New Resource Center Offers Tools to Help the Aging Network Keep Older Adults Connected to Their Communities


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Research suggests that remaining socially engaged improves the quality of life for older adults and is associated with better health. n4a recently received a grant from the Administration for Community Living (ACL) to establish the National Resource Center for Engaging Older Adults to support the Aging Network's role in fostering social engagement of older adults through intergenerational programming, utilization of technology, participation in the arts, encouraging lifelong learning and involvement in volunteerism.

Join n4a staff and its partners to learn about new strategies your agency can use to engage older adults, learn about new resources that can help your engagement efforts and discuss social engagement opportunities and challenges in your community.

The Resource Center partners are:

 

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