REIMAGINE Resources & Links
Tuesday, June 15, 2021
Workshop One: Reframing Aging. Janine Vandenberg, Director and Chief Catalyst of Changing the Narrative connected villages’ mission, vision, and purpose to the national movement to change the way people think, talk, and act about aging and ageism.
Link to Jamboard re villages’ actions against ageism
Reframing Aging Quick Start Guide
Workshop Two: Building Communities of Belonging. Gregory Mendel and Yvette Leung from The Untraining a video featuring Debby Irving, author of Waking Up White. They led a presentation about diverse identities, and offered a set of agreements for multi-cultural interactions to use during small group discussions. Participants met in affinity groups – People of Color and White People – to explore questions about identity.
Link to Village Movement California’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion webpage
Wednesday, June 16, 2021
8:30 am – Warm Up Workshop for Early Birds : Play in Place. Evan Johnson, the founding director of the Cosmic Elders Theater Ensemble, led a theater arts workshop.
Workshop Three: Evolving the Post-Pandemic Village. A panel of leaders shared their villages’ responses to changes sparked by the pandemic. Breakout sessions gave participants the opportunity to share thoughts about what their villages are planning now.
- Carol Kitabayashi, Westside Pacific Villages, discussed new thinking about membership dues
- Devorah Servi, ChaiVillageLA, discussed inter-generational programs
- Maryl Gearhart and Craig Griffith, Ashby Village Tech Team, shared planning for hybrid programming through a slide deck.
Link to Mary’s and Craig’s slides
Workshop Four: Sponsorship and Financial Sustainability. Katie Brandon, Pasadena Village Executive Director, action steps and practical tips for starting a sponsorship program.
State of the Village Movement. Charlotte Dickson, Executive Director, gave a talk.
Link to Sponsor Profile Booklet containing descriptions and contact information
Partner: AARP California
Champion: California Association of Area Agencies on Aging
- Alzheimers Association
- California Phones
- Circle Talk
- Kaiser Permanente
- Senior Medicare Patrol