Resiliency & Recovery Conversation Series

Tri-State Learning Collaborative on Aging invites you to join our new “Resiliency & Recovery Conversation” Series. As we look to reopening our states, we welcome you to join us to discuss what that may look like for different communities, initiatives, and service providers across northern New England.  During this time of uncertainty of Covid-19, coming together to help each other work through the challenges is more important than ever. Join us to share your successes, challenges, ask questions and learn together!

Upcoming Conversations

Resiliency & Recovery Conversation Check In Call: Senior Centers and Congregate Meal Sites
Thursday November 5th, 2020, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
This conversation with be a follow up and check in call on Senior Centers and congregate meal sites. If you joined the last few conversations, we’d love to hear from you on what has changed in your programs since the last call. If you missed the last conversation, we invite you to join in on this opportunity to share and learn together.

Resiliency & Recovery Conversation Check In Call: Adult Day Centers
Thursday November 12th, 2020, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
This call will be a follow up and check in conversation from our last few calls where we discussed the reopening of Adult Day Centers. If you joined the last conversation, we’d love to hear from you on ways you are continuing to stay connected to members, your thoughts on if and when you may be reopening or how the reopening process is going. If you missed the last conversation, we invite you to join in on this opportunity to share and learn together.

Resiliency & Recovery Conversation Check In Call: Volunteer Transportation 
Thursday November 19, 2020, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
This conversation will be a follow up and check in from our last few check in calls where we discussed Volunteer Transportation programs. Join us to talk about how your transportation programs have adapted and what are your goals for reopening. Did you miss the last volunteer transportation discussion? We welcome new folks to join in to share and ask questions as well.

Past Conversations

Resiliency & Recovery Conversations: Volunteer Transportation 

Wednesday, May 20th, 2020, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Part one of the “Resiliency & Recovery Conversation” series will be focused on volunteer transportation and rides programs. Folks throughout northern New England have come together in creative ways to help older adults gain access to basic needs such a food, prescriptions, and access to health care during the pandemic and stay at home orders. How has Covid-19 affected volunteer transportation programs and networks in your region? Have community initiatives been offering transportation services in new ways in your area? Have you gained access to more volunteers? If you’ve stopped providing services, how will you restart and when? As states begin to reopen, we invite you to share your ideas and ask questions about how to adapt volunteer transportation programs to be as safe as possible while Covid-19 is still a threat.

 

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Resiliency & Recovery Conversations: Senior Centers and Congregate Meal Sites

Wednesday, May 27th, 2020, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Part two of the “Resiliency & Recovery Conversation” series will be focused senior centers and congregate meal settings. Senior centers and other meal settings, including in congregate housing, not only provide food for our bodies, they also provide food for our souls. For many older adults, visits to local senior centers may be the only social interaction they have all week or even longer. During these times of social isolation and self-distancing, many folks are not only going without warm meals surrounded by friends and neighbors, but also feeling separated and lonely. As many locations across our region are looking at how and when they may be able to reopen, they also need to implement new measures to comply with State orders and ensure safety. They must also consider how to communicate that it is safe for people to participate in these programs. Please join us for this conversation to share your ideas and ask questions about how others are approaching the reopening of these centers and meal sites.

 

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Resiliency & Recovery Conversations: Adult Day Centers

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Our third “Resiliency & Recovery Conversation” series will address the reopening of Adult Day Centers across northern New England. For many families, adult day centers are a crucial part of their lives – from providing a home away from home support system, encouraging activities and socialization, to respite and support for caregivers. During Covid-19 pandemic, adult day centers across the region had to make the difficult decision to close their doors and pivot to trying to provide remote support and guidance. Now as we look ahead, what does the future look like for these important care centers in our communities? Join us to share your concerns, questions, and goals for reopening these centers safety for members, caregivers, and staff.

 

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Additional Resources Adult Day Conversation 6.3.20

DRAFT Adult Day Center Self-Assessment

DRAFT Resource List for Adult Day Providers

Aging in Place Initiatives
Wednesday, June 10th, 2020, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Our fourth “Resiliency & Recovery Conversation” series will focus on “Aging in Place” initiatives – Age Friendly Communities, Villages, NORCs and any other volunteer-based community initiatives serving older people. Our communities are not just a place where we live; it is where we work, play and do business surrounded by a support network of our neighbors. During Covid-19, the environment of the communities that we live and thrive in has changed drastically. To combat social isolation and maintain safety, many communities have developed creative ways to connect neighbors to needed resources such as food, medicine, and friendly check-ins. We invite you to join us to talk about how your community initiative has addressed the challenges during this pandemic. Join the conversation on June 10th to ask questions, share concerns or suggestions, and goals of your aging in place initiative to continue to support your neighbors.

 

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Volunteer Transportation: Check In Conversation
Wednesday, June 17th, 2020, 3:00 – 4:00 pm
This conversation will be a follow up and check in from our last call on May 20th where we discussed Volunteer Transportation programs. Join us to talk about how your transportation programs have adapted and what are your goals for reopening. Did you miss the last volunteer transportation discussion? We welcome new folks to join in to share and ask questions as well.

 

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Keeping Faith During Covid-19
Thursday, June 18th, 2020 1:00 to 2:00 pm
The Tri-State Learning Collaborative on Aging will be hosting a conversation with faith leaders across Northern New England to hear about how they helped older people stay connected to their communities of faith during Covid-19. We’re also interested in exploring how new technology skills learned during this time might help keep older people connected to each other and core services during future periods of isolation due to caregiving, illness, or a new outbreak. This is not a formal presentation, but a conversation – we need you to participate so we can all learn together.

 

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Senior Centers & Congregate Meal Sites: Check In Conversation
Wednesday, June 24th, 2020, 2:00 -3:00 pm
The conversation on June 24th will be a follow up and check in from the May 27th call on Senior Centers and congregate meal sites. If you joined the last conversation, we’d love to hear from you on what has changed in your programs since the last call. If you missed the last conversation, we invite you to join in on this opportunity to share and learn together.

 

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Meals Together – information

Adult Day Centers: Check In Conversation
Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020, 2:00 -3:00 pm
On July 22nd we will be hosting a follow up and check in conversation from the June 3rd call where we discussed the reopening of Adult Day Centers. If you joined the last conversation, we’d love to hear from you on ways you are continuing to stay connected to members, and your thoughts on if and when you may be reopening. If you missed the last conversation, we invite you to join in on this opportunity to share and learn together.

 

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Resiliency & Recovery Conversation Check In Call: Senior Centers and Congregate Meal Sites
Wednesday August 19th, 2020, 2:00 pm – 3 pm
The conversation on August 19th will be a follow up and check in call on Senior Centers and congregate meal sites. If you joined the last few conversations, we’d love to hear from you on what has changed in your programs since the last call. If you missed the last conversation, we invite you to join in on this opportunity to share and learn together.

 

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Resiliency & Recovery Conversation Check In Call: Volunteer Transportation Programs
Thursday September 24th, 2020, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
This conversation will be a follow up and check in from our last few check in calls where we discussed Volunteer Transportation programs. Join us to talk about how your transportation programs have adapted and what are your goals for reopening. Did you miss the last volunteer transportation discussion? We welcome new folks to join in to share and ask questions as well.

 

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Resiliency & Recovery Conversation Check In Call: Keeping the Faith
Thursday October 8th, 2020, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
The Tri-State Learning Collaborative on Aging will be hosting a follow up conversation with faith leaders across Northern New England to hear about how they helped older people stay connected to their communities of faith during Covid-19.  Our last conversation on June 17th, we learned ways faith communities are coming together to help keep older people connected to each other and core services during future periods of isolation due to caregiving, illness, or a new outbreak. We welcome you to join this conversation to share how your own faith community has adapted during this time and what reopening looks like in your community.

 

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