Today is Someone Else’s Future – Why Involvement Matters
Today is Someone Else’s Future
Similar to many of us as a staffer Dolores “Dolli” Cutler attended many meetings. However, the meetings she sat in on affect American society. When I learned of her involvement in the Older Americans Act I thought today is her future. Almost 50 years ago Dolli had a hand in planning her future. Now as a member of the Aging and Independence Services Advisory Council, she continues her involvement. In particular, as a member of the council, serving as a liaison between the agency and older and disabled individuals in the community.
San Diego On Path to Age & Dementia Friendly Community
Today San Diegans have a similar opportunity to shape their future. By joining the County of San Diego’s efforts to make the region Age and Dementia friendly. Most recently the County of San Diego held a series of listening sessions in the community. During sessions community members shared their vision for the future.
What’s in Store For Your Future
Similar to Dolli, you have an opportunity to shape your future. To join the conversation as the county concludes the listening phase take the Age and Dementia Friendly Community Survey. If you are outside of San Diego check the list of AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities.
About the Author
Currently, Judi Bonilla is the Director of Program Innovation at Advocates For Aging. She is the author of Freewheeling After Sixty a book for older drivers. In addition, Judi is the first gerontologist to speak at SXSW and has spoken at the American Society on Aging and Certified Senior Advisors conferences. Previously she served as a fellow for Hispanics in Philanthropy and Senior Service America.