Living Longer, Living Better: Changing the Culture of Aging

  • Thursday, August 15, 2019
  • 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Berkshire Community College, 1350 West Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201

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Join us for OLLI's August 2019 University Day!

Living Longer, Living Better: Changing the Culture of Aging

Thursday, August 15th | 9:30am-3:30pm
Berkshire Community College
1350 West Street, Pittsfield, Mass.

featuring keynote speaker Ashton Applewhite
anti-ageism advocate &
author of

This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism

OLLI, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Berkshire Community College, presents a day of learning with national and local trendsetters who are changing the culture of aging to improve the lives of all. Cosponsored by Age Friendly Berkshires and Community Networks for Aging in Place.

University Day registration is $40 for OLLI members, and $55 for non-members, and includes lunch and morning refreshments.  Early registration is strongly encouraged as seats are limited. Register online, by calling 413.236.2190, or click here to access a printable order form that can be mailed in.

LIVING LONGER, LIVING BETTER:
CHANGING THE CULTURE OF AGING
FULL SCHEDULE

9am-9:30am: Registration, refreshments, viewing of Creative Aging: 65 and Better in the Berkshires portraits
Boland Theatre, Koussevitsky Arts Center

9:30am-10:30am: Keynote Speaker Ashton Applewhite with Q & A
Boland Theatre,
Koussevitsky Arts Center

10:45am-11:45am: Morning Concurrent Sessions

H-402 Lecture Hall, Hawthorne Building
Civic Engagement
– Kara Cohen, AARP Massachusetts
Community Outreach and Volunteer Engagement
Panelists

Peg McDonough, Age Friendly Berkshires coalition coordinator
State Representative Tricia Farley-Bouvier, Joint Committee on Elder Affairs vice-chair

Michael Wilcox, town moderator of Alford, Mass.

Moderator
– State Senator Adam Hinds

K-111 Lecture Hall, Koussevitsky Arts Center
Ishita Srivastava Aging in Place – Ishita Srivastava, Director of Cultural Change for Caring Across Generations
Panelists

Bobbie Orsi, Home Instead
Howard Shapiro, co-founder of Villages of the Berkshires

Joanne Rogovin, community leader

Moderator
– Paula Almgren, President of the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys

12pm-1pm: Lunch with roundtable discussions with speakers & panelists

1:15pm-2:15pm: Afternoon Concurrent Sessions

H-402 Lecture Hall, Hawthorne Building
Health Care
– Dr. Maura Brennan, Head of Geriatric and Palliative Care at Bay State Health
Panelists

Mark Pettus MD, Berkshire Health Systems
Fran Weinberg and Mary Jane Incorvia Mattina, Supergenerian co-founders

Leah Reed, Mass Dementia Friendly Ambassador to Minority Communities

Moderator –
Ben Liptzin, MD, retired head of psychiatry at Bay State and founding director of geriatrics at Harvard Medical School

K-111 Lecture Hall, Koussevitsky Arts Center
Social Participation
– Steven Thaxton, Executive Director, National Resource Center for Osher Institutes
Panelists

Erica Girgenti, Director, Adams Council on Aging
Sam Bittman,
Third Act Project 
Carole Siegel, community leader

Moderator
– Will Singleton, OLLI board member who led the reactivation of the Berkshire County Branch of the NAACP

2:30pm-3:30pm: VOICES spoken word ensemble performance - Boland Theatre, Koussevitsky Arts Center
Participants:
Eleanore Aronoff, Nancy Bott, Amelia Berg, Mary Farrell, Karel Fisher, Tom Hodgson, Steven Klepetar, Doug Mishkin, Dianne Olsen, Greta Phinney, Steven Rubin, Will Singleton, Nancy Vale

In addition, "Living Longer, Living Better: Changing the Culture of Aging" will be live streamed in Boston at WBUR's CitySpace and at Cape Cod Community College. Thank you to both locations and Community Networks for Aging in Place for making these live broadcasts possible!



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