RECORDING | WS-B-6 - Generation Connection: Building Connections Through Technology and Talk
Generation Connection is a partnership between three Denver area agencies that work with older adults populations. Jewish Family Service of Colorado focuses on mental health and direct support services for aging in place. CircleTalk focuses on building relationships between older adults living in independent and assisted living communities. Generation Tech is wholly student run organization that trains older adults in technology skills. Capitalizing on our diverse areas of expertise, we developed Generation Connection in response to the increased social isolation currently being experienced by people across the spectrum of age and experience. Meeting both individually and as larger group, we are crossing barriers, developing skills, and building relationships. We will showcase the partnership between our three agencies, explore the successes and challenges of our spring program pilot, and demonstrate our unique curriculum that brings individuals together into meaningful conversation.
Jewish Family Service of Colorado
Buffy has worked in aging services for 20 years, with a focus on developing civic and community engagement opportunities for individuals aging in place. She has a passion for developing and strengthening community partnerships that build bridges between individuals and communities.
Deborah has worked as a program innovator for over 35 years consulting in educational, disability, juvenile justice and aging systems and in non-profit and government sectors. Her passion is to design and pioneer new concepts that will have a positive social impact. This includes innovating new best practices and designing training programs and curricula around these programmatic approaches.