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Reframing Aging – A Workshop for Leaders and Advocates

  Reframing Aging – A Workshop for Leaders and Advocates was held on March 8, 2019. This one-day seminar focused on how we can work together to change the conversation about older adults in middle Tennessee and influence public understanding to create a more just, inclusive and age-friendly society. The Reframing Aging approach, developed by the renowned FrameWorks Institute, is based on extensive social science research that explored public perceptions of growing older and the profound impact of messaging on those perceptions. Several communities across the country have launched Reframing Aging initiatives and two states (Maine and Colorado) are implementing statewide initiatives. The workshop in Nashville, sponsored by The West End Home Foundation, was attended by 80 persons representing 46 different organizations that work with older adults. Included among the 46 organizations were nonprofit agencies, governmental agencies (local, regional and state), faith-based organizations and educational institutions. John Beilenson, a FrameWorks Certified Master Trainer and President of SCP, a socially responsible communications agency focused on aging led the session. It was an enlightening day [...]

March 25th, 2019|