BE BOLD, CLAIM OLD

 

Upcoming Events

  • July 18, 2019 Featured speaker for Croasdaile Village, Durham, NC

  • September 9, 2019 Presentation at UNC Wellness Center at Meadowmont, Chapel Hill, NC


Select Past Events

  • June 14-15, 2019 Keynote speaker at the 5th annual Functional Aging Summit, Albuquerque, NM

  • February 10, 2019 Featured speaker for the J.O.Y. gathering, United Methodist Church, Chapel Hill, NC

  • May, 2018 Educational Session at Leading Age NC Conference, Asheville, NC

  • December, 2017 Serendipitous Saturday (part of Carolina Meadows University), Chapel Hill, NC

  • October, 2017 Educational Session at Leading Age National Conference, New Orleans, LA

  • September, 2017 EngAGING Issues Forum, Chapel Hill, NC


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. 

 

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The interactive public art project invited residents, staff and family members to take a photo claiming their age and to identify a gift of their current age. The exhibit launched Dec. 2017 and was up for three months.

The interactive public art project invited residents, staff and family members to take a photo claiming their age and to identify a gift of their current age. The exhibit launched Dec. 2017 and was up for three months.