2024 Aging Intensive

When:  Feb 27, 2024 from 01:00 PM to 05:00 PM (PT)

Kick off Conference week at the Aging Section Intensive! We are very excited to offer an exciting lineup of speakers, and a chance to meet your peers. Come for the Intensive and then join us for the Aging Section Social. More details to follow.

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Intensive Schedule:

1–1:45 p.m.
Working & Managing Senior Groups  
It happens – you’re suddenly faced with working with a commission, committee, non-profit partner, foundation, club, or group and you’re not quite sure how this relationship is going to work.  Groups can be a roadblock to getting things done or a pathway to new opportunities.  In this seminar, learn how to identify group roles, equip yourself with critical knowledge and information to navigate challenges, and build a rapport to establish a collaborative partnership with long-term benefits. 

Presented by: Yvette E. Aguilar, Parks, Recreation and Library Services Director, City of Signal Hill

 2–2:45 p.m.
Building Resources in Your Senior Center
Providing essential resources is a vital tool within Senior Services. From developing a resource guide to organizing a resource center, learn best practices of establishing reputable resources by identifying key non-profit organizations and community agencies, accessing government benefits, establishing community and volunteer partnerships, and exploring grant opportunities to best serve the older adult community.

Presented by: Denise Bennett-Arabatzis,Community Services Supervisor, City of Irvine

3–3:45 p.m.
All About the Benjamins: Sponsorships & Fundraising for Your Senior Center
Need more money for programs and services? Learn how to create  or revamp your current sponsorship packet and create more opportunities to make money. In addition to sponsorships learn about other events and programs you can implement using your senior participants to help with fundraising.

Presented by: Melanie McGrane, Community Services Supervisor, City Mission Viejo and Chuy Sandoval, Community Services Coordinator, City of Mission Viejo

4–4:45 p.m.
Bullying Among Older Adults: Not Just a Playground Problem
Some things really don’t get better with age. According to AARP, 10 to 20 percent of participants are bullied in Senior Centers. The effects of bullying can be detrimental to your programming, your organization’s reputation, and take a toll on the individuals self-esteem. In this session, participants will learn the types of bullying, importance of code of conducts, and useful conflict resolution techniques to create the welcoming environment for your participants.

Presented by: Ben Dieterle, Community Services Supervisor City of Fountain Valley



Mizell Center
408 S. Sunrise Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262