MAINE SUMMIT ON AGING
SAVE THE DATE:
September 20, 2017
The Wisdom Summit
Cultivating the Opportunities of Our Age
Augusta Civic Center: Main Auditorium
9:00AM-3:30PM (registration 8:00-9:00AM)
Join hundreds of community, organizational, business, health, research and policy leaders at the 4th annual Maine Summit on Aging. The Wisdom Summit will focus on reframing the conversation about our aging demographic and older Mainers. It will challenge our ageist assumptions and help us understand how cultivating the intelligence, ingenuity and resiliency of older Mainers is moving us toward innovation, interconnectivity and economic prosperity. For the next two decades, older Mainers will be the thought leaders, workers, new small business owners, mentors and community development trailblazers that keep our economy working and our communities thriving. This Summit will help participants learn how to effectively change the conversation about aging in Maine and advance policies at every level to inspire a new vision of aging.
Our Keynote presentation will be by Frameworks Institute. FrameWorks is an essential resource on framing social issues to promote effective policy change. FrameWorks has completed a multi-year project researching how we view aging and our changing demographic. They’ve released three reports that are helping to shift public communication and advocacy on these issues. At the Summit, participants will learn the most effective ways to talk about the opportunities and challenges of aging and our changing demographic, be inspired by organizations, initiatives and people who are putting these concepts into practice, and gain access to tools they can utilize to effect change in their lives, organizations and communities and on state and federal policy.
FrameWorks will be hosting hands-on training sessions throughout the day that will help folks understand how to use the tools they’ve created and released this winter. Other work sessions will help us all understand the tremendous opportunities that come with our aging demographic.