BE BOLD, CLAIM OLD
February 10, 2019 Featured speaker for the J.O.Y. gathering, United Methodist Church, Chapel Hill, NC
June 14-15, 2019 Keynote speaker at the 5th annual Functional Aging Summit, Albuquerque, NM
Be Bold Claim Old - in Action
Carolina Meadows in Chapel Hill, North Carolina was the first organization to implement the Be Bold, Claim Old initiative. The project fit well with the organizations' desire to have an inclusive culture where every age and ability are welcomed. The initiative began with a facilitated dialogue amongst Board members and grew into projects engaging residents, staff and family members. The initiative included an interactive and intergenerational public art project titled "Celebrating the Gifts of Every Age" in which all were invited to celebrate their age and share what they enjoy about their age.
Educational Session at Leading Age National Conference
October, 2017 in New Orleans, LA
Educational Session at Leading Age NC Conference
May, 2018 in Asheville, NC
Be Bold, Claim Old: These four purposeful words relate the message that youth does not have to be our gold standard. What better place to raise awareness and begin a discussion on ageism and ableism then within our own communities - - residents, staff and board members. Learn about one communities’ experience implementing Be Bold, Claim Old, learn about tools to help you begin discussions on ageism and share what your community is doing to create an inclusive culture where every age and ability is celebrated.
Serendipitous Saturday (part of Carolina Meadows University) , December, 2017 in Chapel Hill, NC
EngAGING Issues Forum, September, 2017 in Chapel Hill, NC
Be Bold, Claim Old: Celebrating Every Age