Changing the Narrative and Disrupting Ageism

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Main Library
Bassani Theater Off Third, 3rd Floor

Event Details

Join us for our kickoff event to celebrate and honor Older Americans Month this May! Feel like you're too young to be done? Our first program will set the stage by challenging the myths of aging. Ageism impacts our health, our ability to work, and our economy. By marginalizing older people and minimizing their contributions, ageism harms us all. 
Our speakers, Noreen Willhelm and Donna Kastner are changing the narrative around aging in our community. Noreen Willhelm is the Senior Fellow for The Dayton Foundation's Del Mar Encore Fellows Initiative. Fellows are assigned to area nonprofits to work on key community issues. Their work has led to the creation of new tools, resources, and insights to drive social change and strengthen our community. Many employers are now recognizing the role of older adults in addressing workforce gaps. Donna Kastner, Del Mar Encore Fellow with The Dayton Foundation will share insights gleaned from Silver Is Gold, a program that facilitates talent connections between businesses with immediate needs and actively engaged retired professionals with the expertise to address their needs. Donna will also share why lifelong learners tend to navigate this encore career journey more successfully, as they embrace learning as a series of small steps to savor. 
Ready to act? Ann Crichton, Workforce Development Manager, will highlight Library programs, tools, and support to help you in every aspect of your career path; whether it’s just starting out, starting over, or improving your skills set. 

Event Type(s): Public Forums, College, Careers & Business
Age Group(s): Lifelong Learners

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