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Challenging the Myths of Aging: An Encore Solution

October 2, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 2:00 pm


Three years after launching the Del Mar Encore Fellows Initiative, The Dayton Foundation is presenting Challenging the Myths of Aging: An Encore Solution, Wednesday, October 2, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., at The Dayton Foundation’s new office, 1401 S. Main Street, Dayton 45409. The event will be valuable for public officials, policy makers, employers, volunteer administrators, and others who recognize that older adults represent an enormous untapped resource for our community. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/challenging-the-myths-of-aging… Registration will close Thursday, Sept. 26.

The first part of the program is a three-hour workshop on Changing the Conversation Around Aging, a look at the ways in which ageism colors – and diminishes – the way we think about and engage older adults in our society. The workshop is presented by Janine Vanderburg, Changing the Narrative Colorado, a Frameworks Institute-certified Master Trainer on Reframing Aging.

The workshop will be followed by a luncheon and presentation from the pioneer Del Mar Encore Fellows, whose work with area nonprofits over the past two-plus years on significant community issues has generated more than 13,000 hours of time and nearly $1 million in value to our region. The Fellows, all professionals who came out of retirement to serve, represent more than 250 years of experience, wisdom and talent that have been harnessed to solve big issues: literacy, access to healthcare, school success, diversity and inclusion, racism, and, of course, ageism.

Organizations currently hosting Del Mar Encore Fellows:
• Area Agency on Aging, PSA 2
• Brunner Literacy Center
• Dayton Metro Library
• National Conference for Community and Justice
• Ruth Parker Frost Center for Abundant Aging, United Church Homes
• St. Mary Development Corporation
• YWCA Dayton

Register by this Thursday, Sept. 26. The cost is $25, which includes lunch and the workshop. For more information about the initiative or the Oct. 2 event, contact Noreen Willhelm, Senior Fellow, at [email protected] or (937) 225-9949.


The Dayton Foundation
1401 S. Main Street
Dayton, OH 45409 United States