Our next meeting is Thursday, July 18th.
Please join us for our monthly meeting Thursday, July 18th, where we’ll welcome Linda M. Jackson, The Program Director for the Marin Aging Action initiative. She will be speaking on “Marin Aging Action Initiative – Five Years Old!”
- This year, the Aging Action Initiative celebrates five years since its startup. Today the organization supports over 250 entities in their work for and with older people in Marin. Linda will share A.A.I.’s key initiatives, including the Inform&Connect academies and the new Act&Connect advocacy alliance. In addition, Ellen Baxter, A.A.I.’s outreach coordinator will speak about A.A.I.’s free Detect&Connect workshops for people who have interactions with older people who may act confused in public. Learn about the lens of aging equity, and how we can collaborate for an age-friendly Marin.
- Linda M. Jackson is the program director for The Marin Aging Action Initiative, which is a network of over 250 public agencies, nonprofits, healthcare providers and community leaders working together for the well-being of older people in Marin. Linda has over 35 years of experience in planning and communications, working for the Transportation Authority of Marin, San Rafael and Austin planning departments, and various non-profit organizations. She is a trustee on the San Rafael City Schools Board of Education and serves on the boards of the League of Women Voters and the Marin Environmental and Housing Collaborative. Linda holds an M.S. in Community and Regional Planning and an M.A. in Latin American Studies from U.T./Austin and a B.A. from Wellesley College. After college, Linda served two years with the Peace Corps in the Andes mountains.
June’s Spotlight was Kari Rogensky Director of The Hummingbird Project. Thank You for sharing your time with our Group!
Kari Rogensky spoke on the subject of, “Using Creativity, Playfulness, and Intellectual Engagement to Inspire Joyful Moments.”
- During the presentation You’ll learn about the seven holistic quality of life domains, how to infuse creative thinking in to your practice or community, research on why creative and intellectual engagement matters for older adults, and you’ll leave inspired by real life success stories.
- Kari combined her passion for eldercare and the creative arts by becoming a licensed marriage and family therapist and registered drama therapist working with elders. She brings 10 years of experience to her role as Director of The Hummingbird Project and co-creator of Joyful Moments: Meaningful Activities to Engage Older Adults. She is a proud advocate for the importance of finding and embracing joy throughout life. She has presented to both professional and public audiences locally and nationally about Quality of Life and Life Enrichment for older and
disabled adults, including several presentations for the Alzheimer’s Association, the Aging Life Care Professional Association and the North American Drama Therapy Association, among others.
- It is Kari’s creative and professional approach, as well as her warm personality, that allows her to connect with clients and engage them in meaningful therapeutic activities. Kari’s passion for theatre has been infused into her education and career. She has expertise in facilitating drama therapy techniques including improvisation, monologue writing, and play reading. Some of her favorite activities to share with older adults include expressive arts such as life story collage, art appreciation, touch drawing, creative storytelling, legacy projects and more.
- From December 2017- 2019 Kari will be acting Vice President of the North American Drama Therapy Association where she will play an integral role promoting the profession of drama therapy in both the United States and Canada. Her position includes direct oversight of all components of two national conferences. Kari is also honored to serve as treasurer of Creative Aging San Francisco, a collective of creative aging professionals serving our bay area elders.
Many thanks to AlmaVia of San Rafael for generously hosting our monthly meetings.
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Here are our 2019 Food Sponsors:
- January: Senior Settlers
- February: Seniors at Home
- March: Compass Realtors
- April: Mom’s New Pad
- May: Richmond-Low Team
- June: Aldersly
- July: Matt Masson, Coldwell Banker
- September: Senior Alternative Home Care
- October: Tender Rose Dementia Care Specialists
- December: Alma Via Holiday Sponsor
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