Karen Young, Sweet Readers
Sally from Winchester
Rd —> Los Angeles
RIck Lathrop Portland OR
Christine from LA Works - RSVP in Los Angeles
Christie Jean-Jacques from Creative Action in Austin, TX
Lijun from boston
Hi! Angela from Milwaukee, WI
Lori Marks, Link Generations
Andy, Gig Harbor, WA
Welcome! I'm Emily from Generations United in Washington, DC.
Cherie Strucaly Clinton CT
Gael Denver, CO
Grace from San Diego,CA
Karla - Minneapolis, MN
Sheri from Denver
Mack, Portland, OR
Anne Basting! Here in Milwaukee, WI
Chandler Bruyn from CASA of Los Angeles!
Tracey Levy from Treehouse Foundation in Easthampton, Mass
Karen Winston, Seattle WA
Ann Marie from Baltimore, MD
Andrea Weaver Boston -
Jack Williamson, Boulder,CO
Carole Durst, Denver, Co
Kara Bopp - Spartanburg, SC (Wofford College)
Hi from Seattle
Susan Nash, Palo Alto
Jennifer Friederich, Belleville IL
stephen from Belmont
Ryan Champeau Waukesha, Wisconsin
Harry Muir with Lad Lake Milwaukee
Linda Levy, Austin Tx
Trish - Boston, MA
Megan Tracy Benson from Empowering the Ages in Maryland
Patti Russo, Partners in Rhyme
Trisha Thomas, Plymouth, WI
Kerry , a Canadian expat living in Houston
Hi Everyone! Greetings from California
Angela Daughtry, CASA of Los Angeles
Kari Hanson, TimeSlips (in Milwaukee)
Elija from Lakewood, Colorado
Elissa - Denver, CO
Thomas Wilkens / Mountain View, California
Ed Ladon DENVER
Kate Hoepke - San Francisco
Susan Lavigne, Portland Maine FGP SCP
Angie Homoelle, Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio
The Atwater Village neighborhood of Los Angeles.
Hi everyone - Alice Simon from Fairhill Partners in Cleveland, Ohio
Peri Smilow, from DOROT - live in South Orange, NJ
Sarah McWilliams, linking generations ni, Beth Johnson foundation
Devorah Servi, Los Angeles
Ingrid from Portland, OR
Shanna Pittman-Frank, SAGE - PORTLAND, OR
Rachel Robinson, from the Denver, Co. Hello!
Joe Fisher --> Richmond, VA
Teresa Sansone Ferguson
Teresa Sansone Ferguson from Austin, TX
Lily Wellington concord NH
Brandi Barnette from Pennington Gap, VA - Foster Grandparent Director
JIm McGinley Seattle
Lia Miller from Greensboro NC
Donelle Hauser, Lad Lake Milwaukee WI
Deleine-Bainbridge Island, WA
Jessie from Denver, hello!
Linnea Tweed, Minneapolis MN
April Walsh - Creative Aging Network-NC Greensboro NC
Lynn Haglin, Duluth, MN
Sheila Greenstein, Experience Corps Greater New Haven, CT
Hi Anne! Lia here :)
Stefanie Elkins, Los Angeles, CA
Phyllis Solomon- Jewish Council for the Agiing
Sue Sexton, ONEgeneration
Hi Everyone, this is Derenda Schubert from Portland Oregon and Bridge Meadoaws
Kelsey Sherman Creech
Hello! Kelsey Sherman Creech from the Council of Independent Colleges in Washington, DC.
Barbara Meltzer LACCOA, ChaiVillageLA, Purposeful Aging LA
Nancy Armitage, Michigan
Janet Schindler, Long Branch,NJ - Hello Everyone!
Marsha Weiner, Alexandria, Virginia/Greater Washington DC Area
SUE BARRINGTON Bainbridge Island WA
Jayne Hafer NE Focal Point Preschool Intergenerational Center Deerfield Beach, Florida
Samantha White, New Jersey-
Hello Everyone, Ruth Robbins from the Berkshires, MA
Kathi Sherzer - NYC
Karen Densmore, Concord NH
Senior Adults for Greater Education
Davidson County Relative Caregiver Program in Nashville, TN
Austin from Whitman College in Walla Walla, WA
Older Adults Program Coordinator from King County Library System outside Seattle
not a time to pause, but to pivot! Love it!
Dorothy Keenan - GrandInvolve in Fairfax County Virginia
Beverly Gor from Houston, TX. Eating a late lunch so not using video!
Hello, Amy Larson from La Crosse, WI
Sorry I’m late. Still at work!
Beverly Santicola, Center for Rural Outreach and Public Services located in Scottsdale, AZ serving Native American Tribal youth and elders.
Hello - Jody Schumann -Ebenezer Ridges - Burnsville, MN
Good afternoon all,
Roots & Sprouts - an intergenerational program at Andrus on Hudson. Currently running emergency child care services for essential staff at the nursing home.
Hi from Philadelphia PA USA
Maria Guzman FGP program Manager- Hudson and Essex Counties NJ
Manuela Martinez, California, Grandparents as Parents
Mary Blackburn, University of California
Hello from NJ, Natalia Uribe, intergenerational volunteer program, youth & elders- Foster Grandparent program, director
Caitlin Crommett in Los Angeles; DreamCatchers - we’re connecting youth volunteers & seniors in pen pal/greeting card programs
How have you addressed the challenge of volunteer screening and recruitment?
For Mark- How do you recruit youth right now when they are not in school? What kinds of organizations do you work with and how do they engage youth?
Teresa Sansone Ferguson
I’d like to learn more about the radio play program that Mark Meridy mentioned. Is it described on the Dorot website?
Mark can you share your screening protocol for your students
How is Darote spelled?
I would like to learn more logistics for "University without walls"
Digital divide... We are finding that those elders who are facil with computers/phones are connecting in beautiful ways with younger folks in the community. But those who aren't are relying on phone calls - which is fine for connecting to those over the age of 40, but those who are younger (especially the millennials, teens and children) doesn't work. Has anyone found any devices that really help seniors. Specific tablets or laptop suggestions welcome!
Mark: how do you address the "digital divide"...especially with adults in isolation!?!
For more information about DOROT, please visit www.DOROTUSA.org.
Our program typically has monthly support groups for caregivers. We are looking at moving to a teleconferencing system during the cover-19 crisis. Have you tried teleconferencing for this type of support group or do you have any tips of how to keep older caregivers connected?
I think your ewmphais is too high on those I would describe as over 85. What about those from 65-85 who are healthy and active, but still isolated somehow?
Charissa, I have the same question. I run a Senior Center in Pittsburgh, PA. The challenge in programming is great. We do not know the tech level of many of our members. Starting with our Caregiver Support Group via Zoom could work for us.
For everyone looking for lower tech options, freeconferencecall is FREE, and easy. Been using them for years. Wonderful service!!
For more information about Sweet Readers' CONNECT initiative, please visit connect.sweetreaders.org.
We are using Google Meet for our caregiver support groups. There is no download needed and they can call in via telephone. It is not as great as Zoom, but it has a lower tech threshold. We can call members from the meeting platform and invite them in that way.
is there a fee associated with this?
Hello! We are using Zoom for a FREE What's Your Story? group call every Thursday to bring together all ages (just by phone or video. Get the invite by emailing -- firstname.lastname@example.org
I am unclear what SweetReaders youth are doing with their older adults without in-person visits
For Sweet reader program: how do you monitor to ensure the interactions are supportive and healthly
SO SO happy to hear about this program, Karen. What a fabulous intergenerational initiative here! TKS!
In 1989, my home ec teacher won an award for her “innovative program that helps elderly persons and teenagers break down age stereotypes.” It was called “Closing the Gap”… the course was called Personal Family Living.. I was in the 9th grade. That’s when I learned about death and dying.. and aging. I wrote a living will, we visited a crematorium, mausoleum, funeral home.. etc.. an amazing experience.. I wish every high school kid could have. SO.. here I am, at age 49.. trying to figure out how to do this in my small town. I launched a Dementia Friendly program here.. this ‘intergenerational’ idea.. I see as part of that. Here’s to my HS teacher, Phyllis Lamiman, who unfortunately passed at age 70 in 2016. This all also sounds like Big Brothers Big Sisters.. but with much older Bigs, and older Littles. Thanks for all you all do!
Time Slips is such a blessing! Use it with my deteriorating MIL.
Hi Ann from Edina 67, Stephen Elliott
Not *almost* exhausting - TOTALLY exhausting! :-)
For a list of TimeSlips resources: https://www.timeslips.org/about/news/38
The TimeSlips Resources Page: https://www.timeslips.org/resources
Info on Anne's new book, "Creative Care": https://www.anne-basting.com/creative-care
oops: I misheard: thought it was Ann Toentsing who you also resemble.
"look away from losses and build on imagination" love it!
Thank you Anne for changing so many people's lives -- especially in nursing homes.
A few of you have been asking about remote caregiver support groups. Generations United has some information available about this in our grandfamilies fact sheet available at https://www.gu.org/covid-19/.
Love all these ideas!
Where can I get a copy of the beautiful questions?
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Student Artist and Residence presentations will likely be May 14, but more info coming soon!
Check out the resources page of our website - Beautiful Questions have their own section on our Creativity Center.
TimeSlips Beautiful Questions: https://www.timeslips.org/resources/creativity-center/ask-a-beautiful-question
Write Postcards! https://www.timeslips.org/volunteer-opportunities
To the lady who is speakaing: I love what you're saying about the use of snail mail. It is tangible and retrievable at all times.
This is also another place matching seniors with youth for letters and connections right now. Think PenPals! https://empoweringtheages.org/sharing-smiles/
Beautiful! What a generous act, thank you, Anne!!
I have another appointment and hav eto leave. BUt thanks to everyone for this absolutely wonderful work! Love every stitch of it. Thank you thank you!
Thanks for joining us, Jennifer!
Learn more about the SuperHeros project here: https://www.timeslips.org/resources/webinars
I write cards and tell the receiver to pass on the top half (not written on but with a pretty picture) on to a neighbor.. they’ve liked that. Especially my mother who has stopped “hoarding” all my cards.. now, she can pass them on.
Will there be a follow up email that will touch on many of the things that were shared today? There has been so much shared which is good but a lot to take in.
Yes, we will be sharing the links and resources that were mentioned today after the call!
Excellent. thank you all!
This was awesome!!! Thank you so much.
so important to tap into creativity!
Please address the questions that were also emailed to Sheri before the webinar
Absolutely Brilliant. Thank you.
Ken Irvine from Northern Ireland
Are there any specific initiatives around getting tech out to seniors as a new way of connecting with young people, families, and friends?
Does anyone have a protocol for dealing with young volunteers and a Grandfriend dying during their relationship?
Thanks to all of the speakers.
My big interest is in Nuns and Nones. But as a Sister of Saint Joseph at our Mothehouse, I am five minutes away from our Villa where 250 Sisters have been quarantined since early March. And being in one of the red areas of Montgomery County, PA we will be in STAY AT HOME STATUS for a while.
Joanne, there is a resource on the GU website. I can share the link
Thank you so much I got so much. Much love and appreciation from Northern Ireland
I will reach out
I’d like to encourage people to encourage youth and elders alike to work together to support healthcare workers… they are really suffering now and could use gratitude cards. Especially longterm care workers who are not getting as much support as they need.
Rather than re-inventing the wheel, I want more information on topics around “Collaboration”.
What topics are you interested in focusing on for upcoming interactive conversations?
How to assist grandparents with social media awareness
thank you all!
Using the economic stimulus wisely for seniors
How to engage folks with memory loss remotely
Again, we need more on the younger, not necessarily “retired” who are 65-85. They are the truly forgotten and neglected by Aged, Agency, Encore, and other programs.
future topic: how are the generations going to work together to rebuild/reorganize after the crisis has abated?
Thank you so much for this conversation!
How to work around challenges in care centre settings such as short staff, when trying to connect youth to older adults
thank you so much for this!
During the break out sessions after the main presentation, I would like to connect with Baby Boomers who are interested in supporting and engaging Gen X. Y and Z members as leaders
Activities families can do at home
Thank you so much!
Thank you Steven Elliott for bringing up that point.
How do you get older men interested and involved with these intergen and/or creative programs? We always struggle to recruit males.
Don't forget your public libraries are working hard in this arena too!
My timing is done. I hope to see transcripts of the small groups work with the recording.
activities you can do at home: https://www.timeslips.org/resources
Thank you to the presenters and to GU for having this meeting. It was very helpful!
TimeSlips has 6 short videos of activities from our Peter Pan project that is great for kids and elders at home…
bye be safe.
Inter-generational pen pal programs, details, logistics, lessons learned etc.