Upcoming Workshops

The Eldership Dinner Co-Hosted by EBALDC & SPUR

Date: January 24, 2018 

Time: 6pm – 8pm 

Location: SPUR Oakland, 1544 Broadway, Oakland CA 94612 

Cost: FREE, RSVP Requested.

RSVP to Join Us: Contact Elana – Email Elana today

You’re invited to a fun & friendly discussion about aging!

We all do it (age), but how do we really feel about it? It’s a tough topic for lots of adults. Let’s talk it out over dinner and entertainment; with friends!

By 2030, one in five Alameda County residents will be older than 65, and by 2050 the county will have nearly 100,000 residents over the age of 85. This demographic growth represents a profound shift and one that requires revisiting how we design our cities and systems. Join us for dinner and an open discussion about our own perceptions on aging and what infrastructure, political will, and policies are needed to give older adults the opportunity to age in place. Co-presented by the Center for Elders’ Independence, East Bay’s Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly.

Guided Discussion Led by Nader Shabahangi, Ph.D.

Renowned aging and elder care expert; author and CEO of AgeSong Senior Living Communities; and founding Trustee of CEI’s Foundation Board, FEI.

We’ll discuss:
Our perceptions of aging. To start change the key is “changing our perceptions of aging!”

What we can do to make our communities better for seniors.

The demographic changes in the number of Bay Area seniors.

Hear about “Age Friendly” policies & solutions to keeping seniors living well and independently in our communities.

a. Aging Intro: why this topic?
b. Age-friendly – starts with our own mindset -changing our perceptions of aging.
c. What is your mindset? Discuss our feelings about aging – be open and talk about your idea about aging, about yourself – no abstraction, your own innermost feelings.
d. Ideas about how to become age-friendly ourselves.
e. Do you know how much effort it takes to pick yourself up after tragedies? How much effort it takes not to throw in the towel? See that when you see an older person: he/she has not thrown in the towel! 

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Entertainment by Stagebridge!

“The nation’s oldest and most renowned theater company of older adults”  will have guests laughing in their seats as we ease into a joyful discussion.

The Hosts, Co-Sponsors and Co-Presenters!

Co-Hosted by SPUR

SPUR is a member-supported nonprofit organization. Through research, education and advocacy, SPUR promotes good planning and good government in the San Francisco Bay Area. SPUR brings people together from across the political spectrum to develop solutions to the big problems our cities face. With offices in San Francisco, San Jose and Oakland, SPUR is recognized as a leading civic planning organization and respected for our independent and holistic approach to urban issues.

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Co-Hosted by EBALDC

East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation (EBALDC) is a non-profit community development organization with over 40 years of experience in building healthy, vibrant and safe neighborhoods in Oakland and East Bay. EBALDC addresses the specific needs of individual neighborhoods by connecting the essential elements of health and wellbeing through their Healthy Neighborhoods Approach.

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Co-Presented by The Center for Elders' Independence

The Center for Elders’ Independence (CEI) is a not-for-profit organization that works to improve the total environment of older adults in the East Bay. CEI provides high quality, affordable, integrated health care services to the elderly, which promote autonomy, quality of life and the ability of individuals to live in their communities.

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Interested in Hosting an Eldership Workshop?

Dr Nader Shabahangi can come to your organization and present your members with an engaging and insightful presentation or workshop on eldership. 

Contact Nader today about speaking to your group!