Here in Oregon and beyond, our communities face major challenges in education, the environment, the economy, and more. In these times, older adults have much to give. In the United States, over 10,000 people turn 65 every day and by 2030, twenty percent of the population will be over 65. Many nonprofit organizations are identifying and developing pathways for older adults to volunteer with their organization for short- and long-term efforts.
NOVAA is working with the nonprofit organization SAGE (Senior Advocates for Generational Equity) to learn more about how Oregon nonprofits engage older adults (people 50+) as volunteers. Your input as a member of the NOVAA community will be quite valuable as we seek to learn how best to support nonprofits who would like to engage more older adults in service roles, particularly as health conditions begin to improve and many people are looking for new and meaningful opportunities to make a difference in their communities.
During this Learning Community, Steve Higgs from SAGE will share results of the survey NOVAA members were asked to participate in last month. There will also be round table discussion where participants can ask questions to the group, sharing challenges and achievements engaging with older adults as volunteers.
Learning Communities are free for NOVAA Members and just $10 for other guests.
We will be offering this Learning Community remotely via Zoom. A link will be sent to registered participants via email.