The Villages of Kensington recommends the following robust calendars of online and live events, click the buttons for the most up to date details
The next Generations Forum is July 12-16
Advancing Equity in Aging will bring together experts, leaders in the field and practitioners to help you and your organization take steps toward a more inclusive, equitable aging society.
The evidence is clear—our aging experience is shaped dramatically by experiences throughout our lives, and vast inequities exist in access to education, jobs, housing, healthcare, social networks and more.
These inequities lead to disparities in health and quality of life, often compounded across generations.
Advancing Equity in Aging will take you from looking at this from the macro level all the way to a micro level, while we dive into how to make systemic changes through thoughtful advances in your organization and your own life.
What should you expect from Advancing Equity in Aging?
The Legacy Interviews kick off June 23rd!
Don't miss a single one!
The Legacy Interviews is our newest ASA Studios Production. This 12-week webcast series will feature interviews with diverse legendary pathfinders who have spent decades in the field of aging, health and social services. Each interview will be conducted by Ken Dychtwald, PhD, to capture the wisdom and character of gerontology’s pioneers to inform, inspire and guide current professionals in the fields of aging and related services for years to come.
These conversations will delve into topics such as:
And in a special first-of-its-kind collaboration with the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology, ASA is offering a digital badge for anyone who registers for and watches all 12 live programs.
Web Series Schedule
All episodes air live on the date scheduled at 1:00 pm Pacific/4:00 pm Eastern.
June 23 - Paul Nathanson, JD, Founding Director of Justice in Aging, originally National Senior Citizens Law Center
June 30 - Imani Woody, PhD, President/CEO, Mary’s House for Older Adults
July 7 - Linda Fried, MD, MPH, geriatrician and epidemiologist, first female Dean of Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health
July 14 - Jennie Chin Hansen, MS, former President, AARP, former CEO, American Geriatrics Society
July 21 - Larry Curley, MPA, Executive Director of the National Indian Council on Aging and author of legislation to establish Title VI of the Older Americans Act
July 28 - Kathy Greenlee, JD, former U.S. Assistant Secretary for Aging and former Senior Health Policy Advisor, Center for Practical Bioethics
August 4 - Fernando Torres-Gil, PhD, MSW, Director, UCLA Center for Policy Research on Aging, and first U.S. Assistant Secretary for Aging
August 11 - E. Percil Stanford, PhD, President of Folding Voice, Professor and Director Emeritus of the Department of Gerontology and The University Center on Aging at San Diego State University
August 18 - Jeanette Takamura, PhD, former Assistant Secretary for Aging at the Administration on Aging, first female Dean of Columbia University’s School of Social Work
August 25 - Terry Fulmer, PhD, RN, FAAN, President, John Hartford Foundation, and expert in geriatric nursing
September 1 - Marc Freedman, MBA, Founder/CEO, Encore.org
September 8 - John Rowe, MD, Professor of Health Policy and Aging, Columbia University, former Director, Division of Aging, Harvard Medical School
The American Society on Aging unites, empowers and champions everyone striving to improve aging.
Since 1954, ASA has developed and led the largest, most diverse community of professionals working in aging in America. As a result, ASA has become the go-to source to cultivate leadership, advance knowledge and strengthen the skills of our members and others who work with and on behalf of older adults.
Senior Planet helps seniors learn new skills, save money, get in shape, and make new friends. Our courses, programs, and activities are changing the lives of older adults far beyond technology.
Founded in 1982, Oasis is a non-profit educational organization that is active in over 250 communities and reaches more than 50,000 individuals each year.
AHA June Newsletter, Calendar and More
We included one in-person event in June, but for the most part will continue to hold our social, cultural and educational programs online using Zoom until everyone feels more comfortable with in-person gatherings.
Non-members are always welcome to give AHA a try by attending a Zoom program of interest. Contact our office at 703.231.0824 to RSVP.
Click here to view the June Newsletter and, in it, the Calendar of Events
AHA Calendar of Events
AHA members and volunteers are always welcome to our Zoom events. Remember that you can join by telephone if you don't have video capability. You still need to register in advance to get the phone-in number to join. So don't miss out....join us either way. Click on any program title to read more about it. Sign up on AHA Hub or contact our office to RSVP: 703-231-0824.
REMINDER: Please make every effort to sign up for events before the RSVP deadline so we'll have enough time to send you the Zoom link in advance. Keep our office hours of 10am-2pm in mind, as some events begin outside of those hours.
Here is the calendar for next week:
Tues., June 15, 2021 - 2-4 pm – AHA Board Meeting
Matt O’Neill Wows Hong Kong Tour Audience
Originally, Susanne O'Neill's son Matt went to Hong Kong for business, thinking he'd only be there for 3 days. He then married his wife Erica, and they now have two children and call Hong Kong their "home for good." AHA members were treated to a most interesting tour of Hong Kong by Matt, who has been a resident of Hong Kong for the past 13 years. In his presentation, Matt delved into the history of Hong Kong, provided geographical information of the area, talked about various festivals throughout the year, and shared both typical tour sights and views from his personal hikes around the area. It was a visual feast. As you might expect, the food in Hong Kong is very different than Chinese food served in America. Matt talked about some of the popular foods, while noting his favorite places to dine. Several attendees commented that they had never had an interest in visiting Hong Kong before, but do now! If you missed the opportunity to see Matt present live from Hong Kong, please reach out to Susanne O'Neill (firstname.lastname@example.org). She will provide you with access to the recorded video.
Bob Faden Led AHA's First In-Person Event in 2021
On a beautiful sunny day, AHA member and botanist Bob Faden shared his expertise and love of plants with a few masked AHA members at the YMCA gardens. We toured the gardens learning about the development of the garden itself and the stories behind many of the plants. Bob's wife Audrey was an integral part of the original plans for the gardens. In 1995, the Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia and Audrey Faden developed the concept and, together with the City of Alexandria, started the construction of the gardens in 1996. Over the years, Bob and Audrey collected plants for the YMCA gardens from a variety of sources: some from native plants sales and online nurseries, others from the Botanical Gardens, and some from seeds of plants growing on the Capitol grounds. There's quite an extensive collection in the gardens and Bob loved telling stories about each. If you have an interest in plants, go by and visit the gardens. I'll bet if you reach out to Bob, he'd gladly meet you there.
~ Loretta, AHA
Vitality Society Offers Opportunity to Be Inspired by Other Village Members
In collaboration with Village-to-Village Network, Vitality Society is hosting Vitality University summer semester and invite members to join the group. Enjoy learning from others by watching COMPLIMENTARY live on Zoom classes led by Village members nationwide June, July and August Sundays at 7 pm ET / 4 pm PT. All are welcomed.
The format is generally a 20-minute presentation or interview-style Q&A followed by an open discussion moderated by Vitality Society Founder and CEO Meredith Oppenheim.
Once you join Vitality Society Summer School, you will be able to post and comment, as well as view new activity as it happens in your Activity Feed. To learn more about this great opportunity, click here.
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Foggy Bottom West End Village Presents Two Star Chefs Who Are Making a Difference - Thursday, June 17th at 2:00pm
Jose Andres and Ris Lacoste are making an impact on communities locally and globally. They are contributing their time, expertise and passions to bring hope and well-being to those in need, providing meals and education and are always ready to roll up their sleeves and get to work to make life better.
Join us on Zoom to listen in on a conversation between Jose Andres and Ris Lacoste as they discuss what generosity of spirit means to them. Learn how they each attacked the challenge of the pandemic with their culinary expertise to provide support to the residents of Washington, D.C.
They'll discuss the future of restaurants as the pandemic winds down, their own culinary experience and a look at D.C. as a foodie city. There will also be time for Q & A from the audience.
José Andres holds close both his identity as a Spanish immigrant and an American citizen, placing upon himself the responsibility of both culinary ambassador and immigrant representing the two nations. He is a visionary and a humanitarian, establishing World Central Kitchen in 2010 as a means for feeding the many – using culinary training programs to empower communities and strengthen economies as well as food disaster relief in the wake of emergencies around the globe.
Ris Lacoste is a board member of the Foggy Bottom West End Village as well as several other local organizations including the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington . She is also a member of the Fresh Farm Market Board, the Kitchen Cabinet for the Smithsonian's American History Museum, and DC Women in Food. Ris serves on the Mayor's Commission of Nightlife and Culture and is a Camp CEO of the Girl Scouts of America. The Foggy Bottom West End Village awarded Ris the organization's first Torch Award for Community Spirit in 2017 for her service to the community.
More Events from Foggy Bottom West End Village
DISINFORMATION: The Straight Scoop, Friday, June 18th, at 3:00 pm
We are constantly bombarded with news. The problem is, how does one discern what is fact, what is opinion, and what is misinformation. People can be very susceptible to misinformation - especially when it supports beliefs they already hold, regardless of what those beliefs are. The media needs to be confronted with this issue. Fact-checking and the offer of various points of view should be routine. Dr. Nicholas Ashford will speak to us about misinformation and lies in the media. Dr. Ashford is a visiting scientist at the Harvard School of Public Health. Find more info and register here.
THE GREAT DISSENTER: The Story of John Marshall Harlan with Peter S. Canellos, Wednesday, June 23rd at 2:00pm
With lively prose, in-depth research, and colorful characters, Peter Canellos has written a new and compelling biography of U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Marshall Harlan whose dissenting opinions during the Gilded Age inspired legal revolutions of the New Deal and Civil Rights eras of the 20th century. In post-Civil War Supreme Court decisions, Justice Harlan sought to affirm civil rights and economic freedom as his fellow justices were concluding that segregation was lawful. In Justice Harlan’s dissenting opinion in Plessy v. Ferguson, he alone wrote that all citizens should have equal access to civil rights, an opinion later used by Thurgood Marshall as his legal roadmap to overturning segregation. Find more info and register here.
SUMMER FITNESS CLASSES
Need to start up or reset your fitness routine after Covid? After more than a year of sedentary living, our fitness levels have suffered across the board. You can regain lost fitness ground and SAFELY bring back the bounce in your step with physical therapists. The GWU/PT department has designed 3 special fitness classes just for villagers. Our Powderpuff Gals: Val, Carmen and Madison will conduct the sessions. Step up to health. Your body will love you!
Tuesdays at 2:00 via zoom
No special equipment needed. Just wear your favorite workout gear and have a chair and water nearby. If you have any questions, please contact: email@example.com. To register click on each date above or contact the FBWE village office.
With Telephone Topics, you simply call a toll-free number to listen to a wide range of interesting discussions and programs. Dial into…
Participate in live, guided chair yoga or meditation sessions to stretch your body or mind.
Learn about history, healthy habits, architecture, and more—it’s easy to learn something new!
Share a piece of your mind when you join a lively discussion on sports, movies, and other topics.
Listen and learn about opera, early rock ’n’ roll, and other musical genres that get your toes tapping.
Enjoy a live vocal performance or master storytelling session in the comfort of your own chair—with no cover charge!
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Located at the Historic Train Station at 3701 Howard Avenue.
A non-profit organization whose mission is to provide adult education classes to the local communities. Live & Learn Bethesda was created to enrich the communities by offering interesting, informative and stimulating classes with a wide range of topics including Exercise & Fitness, Arts & Music, History & Literature, Computers & Technology, and Local & General Interest.
Check out the COVID-19 Boredom Busters from our friends at Chevy Chase at Home!
Kensington Park is an independent living, assisted living, and memory care residence located in the heart of Montgomery County, Maryland. They offer a wide variety of educational and entertaining events.