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  • Indulge in regular strenuous exercise so that you will be physically fit and able to enjoy your retirement activities. Be open to learning new things. Find a retirement job that you can work at temporarily as a fun job.
  • Maintain old friendships and create new friends Travel a lot. Have a major life purpose

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  • The Pennsylvania Association ofAging Area Agencies onPositively AgingRennie Cohen welcomes you to the TOOLS FOR THE TRADEToday we bring you… Webinar Series.EXPANDING YOUR SENIOR CENTERPROGRAMMING ~ P 2 artPresented by Mary Catherine Dabrowski
  • “No one sees the world as it really is; we only see the world as we are.” ~ Dr. Stephen Covey, author of “7 Habits of Highly EffectivePeople”
  • Who. . .
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  • Generation Gaps 93 78 63
  • Generation Gaps 93 78 63
  • Think INTEREST Not AGE
  • William Gibson is one of the best-known North American science fiction writers and isreported to have first said this in an interview on Fresh Air, NPR (31 August 1993).
  • ONE SIZE DOES NOTFITS ALL!FITS ALL!
  • CHOICE That’s why they make chocolate and vanilla! Create ChoicesDevelop After-work hours Weekend activities Short-term series
  • VARIETYVariety is the spice of life! Create VarietyDevelop Multiple ideas Community connections Off-site activities
  • Think. . .
  • Do “one-size-fits-most”red, silver-glitter-snowflaked, argyle tights really fit most? …most short women …most tall women …most heavy women …most thin women…most “Lord & Taylor” women …most “Eddie Bauer” women and how about the men!
  • Why develop“ONE-size-fits-MOST” programs? Don’t think “either” . . . “or” Think “Both”
  • “New” Trends • Health, Vitality & Wellness – “forever young” • Work, Money & Avocation – postponing or changing retirement • Creativity & Learning – college-type classes • Passion, Play, Travel & Adventure – don’t work all the time
  • “New” Trends • Family & Friends – important • Caregiving & Grandparenting – the “sandwich generation” • Romance/Love & Sexuality – NOT too old… • Giving Back, Volunteering & Philanthropy – not just “me generation” • Religion & Spirituality – open to
  • Rec o g n i zeINTER ESTS  Ask what is most important to your center’s purpose & programming.Identify V ALUES  Recognize what are important interests in your community. Whats working and how can we do more of it?”
  • Center Without Walls Look Around Your Neighborhood for…
  • Your Local Yarn Shop
  • Knitting – different experiences to different people
  • Knitting – different experiences to different people Knit-a-thon to Guinness W break a orld Record & r aise mone y color seph s techni t e r. Knitting Jo r the local thea fo dr eamcoat Intergenerational Mentoring
  • Knitting – not your Grandma’s Knitting anymore! Yarn Bombing or Guerrilla Knitting A new form of “street art” spreading across the country—taking colorful knitted & crocheted pieces and stitching them onto trees & things—from mailboxes to buses.
  • Knitting – not your Grandma’s Knitting anymore! Yarn Bombing or Guerrilla Knitting A new form of “street art” spreading across the country—taking colorful knitted & crocheted pieces and stitching them onto trees & things—from mailboxes to buses.
  • Your Pet Shop or Sporting Goods Store
  • Walking/Hiking—no limit on age or season
  • Walking/Hiking—no limit on age or season
  • AARP Bulletin poll—positive relationship between pet ownership & exercise among pet owners
  • AARP Bulletin poll—positive relationship between pet ownership & exercise among pet owners
  • Your Community Day
  • Your Community Day
  • Your Community Day
  • Your Community Day
  • Stop Giving It All Away for Free! • Boomers are used to paying for classes & activities • Charging fees for some programs does not mean you stop offering free programs • Offering a basic form of a program for free does not mean you can’t charge for an upleveled variation
  • It matterswhat you call people!
  • Glossary of Terms ~ From a 2007 issue of Age Beat the Newsletter of the Journalists Exchange on Aging “senior citizen(s): Steer clear of this term.”
  • Another quote from Douglas AdamsAnything that is in the world whenyou’re born is normal and ordinary andis just a natural part of the way theworld works.Anything that’sinvented betweenwhen you’re 15 and35 is new and excitingand revolutionary and you can probablyget a career in it.Anything invented after you’re 35 isagainst the natural order of things.
  • Thank you to P4A for this Tools for the Trade Webinar! This presentation, along with the following webinars in this series, will be archived on the P4A website.Aging EXPANDING YOUR SENIORPositively CENTER PROGRAMMINGRennie Cohen ~ Part 1renniec@mac.com610-724-0903 THE ROLE OF ARTS & CREATIVITY IN YOUR SENIOR CENTER IMPROVING YOUR CENTER’S BOTTOM LINE ASKING FOR MONEY IS EASIER THAN YOU THINK! GROWING A MEMBER SUPPORT TEAM
  • Photo Credits• Jeweled Globe by FadderUn • Annekes Needleworks by meknits• Royal Geographical Society World Globe by BiblioArchives / Library • Megs photo of Grandma/Mum knitting by dumbledad Archives • Knitting away by dlanor smada• Globe Terrestre by BiblioArchives / Library Archives • Knitting with Grandma by tomkellyphoto• Globe by stevecadman • Coventry Knit-a-thon by amandabhslater• Globe by nsikander28 • Yarn bombing book by ABC Open Central Victoria• Globe by jbachman01 • Yarn bombing parking metre by Twilight Taggers• Globes by tuppus • Yarn Bombing fun day by Twilight Taggers• Old Globe by ToastyKen • Yarn Bombing by sweeneybird• Globe by Joe Shlabotnik • Yarn bombing at Rotunda by Mundoo• Globe Sculpture by Mr. T in DC • tools of the trade by World of Oddy• Good Looking World by Beedle Um Bum • Recording the knitting circle with smartphones by ABC Open• Globe by vasta Central Victoria• Old Telephone by Si! • Hiking Group Pic by boxercab• Princess Telephone - suitable for framing by MarkGregory007 • The Narrows Road walk on Campobello February 1, 2009 by• time for CHANGE by marsmet546 Campobello Island• the future is here by Will Lion • Head Harbour Light Walk July 27, 2008 by Campobello• Island one-size-fits-all By Micky.! • Lichfield Alzheimers Society Memory Walk 2010 by Lichfield• Chocolate & vanilla cupcakes by Angelina Cupcake Live• Spices by Austin555 • Lichfield Cathedral Dash by Lichfield Live• One size fits all. Welcome to the 80s by herogbr • Real Men Wear Pink by Terry Tyson• Diversifying by quinn.anya • Greyt Greyhounds and Friends Fair by cooksr• Heidelberg Army Wellness Center by heraldpost • Krewe of Barkus and Meoux Pet Parade, Shreveport, LA by• Work Station with Broken Computer by unprose Shreveport-Bossier: Louisiana’s Other Side• Education by Sean MacEntee • Pet Parade by MBK (Marjie) Los Angeles District Celebrates• Travel Guides by Vanessa (EY) City of Torrance AFD 2012 by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers• Family Gathering, International Restaurant by yeweyi Los Angeles District• 3 Generations! by Visual Artist Frank Bonilla • Planning the booth ~ 1 of 3 photo by Urban Woodswalker• Holding hands at any age by Julie70 • 106:365 Collingswood Craft Show by a.rosy.outlook (Stacy)• Middlesex County Volunteer Sign by jameskm03 • Senior Citizen Roast by fodwyer• spiritual connections by Grant MacDonald • Infocom - Hitchhikers Guide by kreg.steppe • Aug 23-08 Sointula Pet Parade judge3 by sointula • Questions? by Rajiv Patel (Rajiv’s View)