Age Wave Update
May 21, 2015
Age Wave Update
2015 Strategic Update & Aging for Life Video
The Greater Richmond Age Wave is a collaboration of public and private organizations, businesses, and individuals including older adults working to prepare for the opportunities and challenges of our region’s growing aging population. We want to make Richmond a better place to age. We know we can do this by partnering, sharing ideas, aligning networks and learning how other communities across the Commonwealth and U.S. are engaging residents and supporting older adults. Please check out our newly re-launched collaborative AgeWellva website.
Age Wave is proud to report a busy and productive spring! We are delighted to share three key highlights of our work below:
- Greater Richmond Region receives the Generations United / MetLife Foundation 2015 Best Intergenerational Community Award. Generations United profiles the Greater Richmond region in its recent report including other successful communities and models across the county. Do not miss the great info graphics at the end of this report calculating the economic impact/benefits of capitalizing on the assets of an older and younger population.
- Release of the 2015 Greater Richmond Age Wave Readiness Update. This document is our Strategic Update on regional progress and key learnings from stakeholders across the community and our two managing partners in this long-term work: Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Gerontology and Senior Connection, The Capital Area Agency on Aging. You can access our e-book document here. It is our hope that you read this report and use the findings in the Scorecard to inform work in your agencies, collaborate with others and/or engage with us—as an individual/organization interested in volunteering or become a part of our local efforts.
- The Aging for Life video (www.agewellva.com) project is a part of a larger Toolkit (and active work group) of resources, providers, programs and community engagement opportunities in the region, as told by leading community voices to promote healthy, autonomous aging and quality of life across generations. We have five local “rock stars” who share candid advice about what makes Richmond a great place to age. This culmination of resources and curriculum will include resources and chapters in themes of: lifelong learning, social connectivity, staying active, and planning ahead.
This Friday, May 22 Richmond Memorial Health Foundation will host the first Regional Forum for local governments to share their progress in age wave planning- 12 Minutes on Age Wave Movements. Videos from each of these presentations will be made available on agewellva.com. Each locality has a page on our site to share demographic trends and innovations in services and programming critical to building momentum as local change agents.
For additional information, to share your thoughts with us, or for a hard copy of the Strategic Update- please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.