As engAGED and its partners continue to promote programs and resources that connect older adults to the community, we are excited to announce that we will soon launch a call for best practices and photos to highlight successful activities, notable best practices and photos that feature older adults actively engaged in the community. We know that many organizations have developed successful and innovative programs to engage older adults in a variety of ways, including with the arts, intergenerational activities, technology, lifelong learning and much more—and we want to learn about them! Stay tuned for next week’s announcement—and opportunities for you to share your best practices and help us spread the word.
Blog Post Highlight
Have you been paying attention to the engAGED blog? Our February blog post, written by Ocean Le of the Diverse Elders Coalition, highlights programs developed by two organizations to help older African Americans stay connected to their communities. Remember to visit the engAGED blog on the first Tuesday of every month to see our latest blog posts. Have an idea for a future blog or want to hear more on a topic? Let us know!
To commemorate Black History Month, our February webinar highlighted programs that have been successful in promoting social engagement among older adults from diverse ethnic groups and the LGBT community. Did you miss the webinar? Tune in to the recording to learn strategies you can implement in your communities to engage older adults from diverse backgrounds.