Annie Rhodes: Master's of Gerontology 2017 graduate Annie Rhodes shared outcomes and future planning from her role as Age Wave City Council Scholar. She worked under Councilwoman Cynthia Newbille in Richmond's 7th District. Rhodes organized six community flu shot clinics, established partnerships with health and wellness organizations and helped create an inclusive legislative packet for the 2018 General Assembly. Goals for 2018 include established wellness clinics in each independent living community and to establish a No Wrong Door partner to participate in the initiative.
Interested in getting involved?
• Offer to sponsor an event in the 7th district (Blood Pressure Screenings/Birthday Party/Exercise Class)
• Attend the Senior Resource Fair on February 14, 2018
• Become a partner in the East End initiative
Sara Morris: Master's of Gerontology 2017 graduate Sara Morris shared her findings as Age Wave Transportation Liaison Scholar. Her transportation advocacy work included a community survey and outreach to transportation stakeholders and planners. Findings were collated into five pillars, which have helped the Neighborhood Livability action team develop an advocacy agenda. Download the file to review her one page handout that explains the pillars.
Other rotating tables:
Metrics of Wellness with Age Wave Director of Grants and Research Gigi Amateau, where she shared and received feedback on the upcoming Wellness Equity Scorecard -- stay tuned!
Age Wave ACTION with Age Wave Director of Strategy and Innovation Catherine MacDonald and Business for Life Action Team Chair Beth Ludden.
And Membership and Supporters discussion with Dr. E. Ayn Welleford and Age Wave Director of Outreach Delores Kimbrough.