older adults are leading change
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Increasing Access to Quality Healthcare

Increasing Access to Quality Healthcare

Boomers Leading Change in Health was launched to achieve two goals: engage adults 50+ who want to learn more about and get involved in changing health care for the Denver community, and build the capacity of organizations to use boomers in existing programs that promote access to quality health care.

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Mobilizing Maine’s 50+ Population to Lead Community Revitalization

Mobilizing Maine’s 50+ Population to Lead Community Revitalization

Maine’s Encore Leadership Corps is a statewide leadership training program for older adults. By increasing older adult civic participation, the program is addressing the impact of growth and development on the natural resources of Maine’s communities.

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Mobilizing Older Adults for Better Early Childhood Outcomes

Mobilizing Older Adults for Better Early Childhood Outcomes

Oregon’s Boomers & Babies program has demonstrated a concrete return on investment when early childhood care providers build volunteer programs that leverage older adults. In Oregon, many boomer volunteers bring relevant experience from careers as educators, healthcare providers, mental health workers, and social workers.

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Tackling the High School Graduation Crisis: Older Adults Mentoring the Next Generation

Tackling the High School Graduation Crisis: Older Adults Mentoring the Next Generation

With mounting concern about declining academic achievement, Rochester decided on mentoring as a central strategy of their plan for improving academic achievement. They quickly realized that older adults are ideal candidates to be mentors: They bring a lifetime of professional and parenting experience, many have available time, and a significant number are looking for ways to use their talents to help improve their communities.

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A Proven Strategy in Nine Diverse Communities

A Proven Strategy in Nine Diverse Communities

From rural Maine to metro Los Angeles, from Baltimore’s inner-city neighborhoods to Minnesota’s remote Indian reservations, leaders are pioneering a bold approach to community problem-solving.

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Voices of Experience

Voices of Experience

Overview of research from 30 communities on programs, policies, and strategies that engage older adults to address civic needs, as well as the barriers which prevent older adults from engaging in their communities.

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Beyond the Mainstream

Beyond the Mainstream

How culture shapes the way older adults describe and participate in civic life.

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Older Adults Take Action to Increase Access to Healthy Food

Older Adults Take Action to Increase Access to Healthy Food

Older adults are working to bring healthy food into low-income “food deserts.” Learn more and meet others doing this work at the Annual Forum of the Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Funders.

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Road Map

Road Map

An interactive model for planning an older adult–led community change strategy.

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Preparing To Collaborate

Preparing To Collaborate

A one-page overview of typical collaborators in change initiatives led by older adults. Who do you need to engage to make this successful, and who needs to be at the table? A resource developed based on lessons learned by Community Experience Partnership projects.

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