October 3, 2019
San Francisco, CATAKEAWAY Sometimes we grow old in a ready-made community such a traditional faith community, sometimes we are thrown into a completely new one, such as when moving into a age-supportive housing or joining a Village. In any case building and maintaining community requires disciplines and determination in later life. Some of the important ingredients to make this a successful endeavor surfaced in this engaging discussion:
- One’s vocations change throughout life and is not just tied to work. One’s vocation is of value to a community at any stage in life.
- “I matter” is critical to the health and welfare of all human beings.
- Community sparks when as little as two people connect — and multiplies from there.
- Demographic age is not the community builder – shared interest and passion is. Let’s ‘unclump’ age buckets
- Trust is the key entry point into a community
Thank you to our amazing speakers:
Patty Spaniak, SF Community Living Campaign
Marcie Rogo, Senior Marketing Consultant and co-founder of Stitch, an online commmunitiy builder for people 50+
Candiece Milford, Managing Director of Marketing, Leader of the Plaza Social Club, Rhoda Goldman Plaza
Rev. Carol Antablin Miles, PhD, MDiv, Pastor of the Chinese Presbyterian Church, Oakland