Chair: Michele Chesser, Joint Commission on Health Care
Description: Utilize a regional dashboard of indicators (data points) to monitor, measure, and evaluate success of the Age Wave planning in alignment with other regional efforts and statewide initiatives such as No Wrong Door.
What: Develop Regional Age-Readiness Scorecard to track and monitor our community
Why: A standard system of measurement will help quantify/qualify strengths, gaps and regional challenges
Some Best Practices: World Health Organization, County Health Rankings, Milken Institute Best Cities or Successful Aging, Stanford Center on Longevity and the Metlife Mature Market Institute, Gallup -Healthways Well-Being Index, The Advantage Initiative
*Work will be based on best practices and/or existing models/available data.
*Potential dashboard for other regional efforts to connect statewide efforts.
*Scorecard will be published in progress report(s) and on AgeWellva website.
*Data represents opportunity to inform local governments and to develop public policy.
Co-Chairs: Sean McCleary, Bon Secours Richmond Health System
and Marjorie Boynton, Senior Connections, C-AAA
Description: To empower our communities, a culmination of leading aging resources and providers in the region are collaborating to create a dynamic resources with on-demand publishing capabilities. The Toolkit will showcase an array of organizations, services, products, community engagement opportunities, and supportive programs to promote healthy, autonomous aging and quality of life across the Greater Richmond Region.
What: Develop a Age Wave Readiness Toolkit to empower businesses, local governments, organizations and individuals to take ownership of their own aging and provide broader awareness of available community resources
Why: To provide broader awareness (among various sectors) of available community resources for older adults, caregivers and businesses
Some Best Practices: World Health Day Toolkit The Creative Aging Toolkit for Public Libraries, Aging in Place- A Toolkit for Local Governments, Center for Civic Partnerships- various, Brookdale Center for Healthy Aging- various, Aging Power Tools-GIA
*Work will build on existing, vetted and evidence-based resources
*Connecting people to local tools and resources to engage and/or provide needed supports
*Toolkit is a product that will be a component of GeroTrifecta's outreach strategy
*Toolkit represents opportunity to inform and inspire individual, as well as, broader community investment
Chair: James Brooks, AARP
Description: How do we gain a deeper understanding of the neighborhood strengths, gaps, and needs? GeroTrifecta is a synergetic combination of community members, aging professionals, elders, and students coming together as grassroots community organizers and advocacy network to pilot intergenerational canvassing and walkability audits. This network has developed an initial assessment tool to collect neighborhood-level data and conduct preemptive interventions to improve access to local programs and services.
What: Create grassroots advocacy network comprised of students, seniors and l~cal community leaders that canvass communities
Why: To raise awareness of community resources, needs, and opportunities in aging; communicate with local governments
Some Best Practices: AARP's Network of Age-Friendly Communities, livable Communities an Evaluation Guide, Groundwork Hudson Valley ComNet, Guide to Street Canvassing and Get out the Vote, City of Richmond MPACT, JABA Scorecard of Community
*Work will build on existing community initiatives and best practices
*Community and neighborhood canvassing with pre-emptive interventions
*Strategy will connect neighborhood efforts to make a community more livable for
people of all ages
*Represents intergenerational engagement opportunity to inform, empower, and invest locally
Chair: Beth Ludden, Genworth Financial
Description: Incubating innovation in our business community, means understanding our local markets and consumers. This group brings together a network of businesses, aging professionals, and local providers focused on future services and products that appeal to a growing market of consumers. This group recognizes and guides businesses that invest in older patrons and employees. The group provides a platform to foster sound business practices--inclusive of all ages, and enhance profitability by considering key factors of physical environment, access to services, customer appeal, workforce, marketing and engagement.
What: Develop a marketing strategy to engage the business community in opportunities to invest in older workers and older consumers
Why: Ensure businesses invest in older workers (using time and talent) and makes products/services/environments accessible to older adults
Some Best Practices: Best employers for workers over 50+ AARP, Certified Age Friendly Employer Program retirementjobs.com, Certification as an Age Friendly Business- Oregon, NYC Age-Friendly local Business Initiative, Certified Age-Friendly Business (CAFB)
*Work will build on best practices and/or existing models
*Potential message to connect statewide efforts.
*Strategy will provide forum for business community to connect to this work.
*Message represents opportunity to inform and craft broader community investment
Four results-oriented work groups and community deliverables drive new momentum and progress through the delivery of concrete products that include: