We heard you! This past May Denver Public Library hosted the Re-Imaging of Aging series. You had so many good things to say about it and asked for different times and location. Having been expanded and renamed, Denver Public Library is pleased to announce the Connected & Creative Aging series in collaboration with AARP. This series will cover aging and its related topics such as care-giving, encore careers, money, ageism and much more. We hope you can come to any or all of these programs so you can join this important conversation.
Film Screening & Series Kick-Off: Coming of Age in Aging America
Saturday, September 22, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. @ Sam Gary Branch Library
As people live longer, what new decisions and challenges will arise? The PBS documentary Coming of Age in Aging America provides an introduction to the complex issues we'll address in our month-long discussion series.
Our Financial Future: Retirement, Social Security, and Inequality
Saturday, September 29, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. @ Sam Gary Branch Library
How will our financial programs keep up with our new longevity? Who in our community benefits from these programs, and who is at risk? Learn how to advocate for fair solutions.
Aging in (the Right) Place
Saturday, October 6, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. @ Sam Gary Branch Library
What does an age-friendly city look like? What housing innovations can help people age in place, or find a comfortable new place? And how does Denver’s booming market factor in?
The Aging Workforce: 'Seasoned' Employees, Second Careers and the Coming Job Boom
Saturday, October 13, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. @ Sam Gary Branch Library
Learn about jobs and second careers for older adults, and which fields need young professionals now as our society lives longer.
Creative and Connected Aging: Resource Open House
Saturday, October 20, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. @ Sam Gary Branch Library
Learn about an empowered vision of getting older, and connect with community organizations and programs to help you stay engaged and fulfilled.
Caregiving Choices and Challenges
Saturday, October 27, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. @ Sam Gary Branch Library
Caring for an older loved one, or choosing a professional caregiver, can be challenging. Learn ways to care for them and yourself, and how and when to ask for help.
Community Conversation on Aging
Saturday, November 3, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. @ Sam Gary Branch Library
Having your voice heard is part of building a strong community. Take part in a conversation with DPL about opportunities, challenges and issues surrounding aging
Saturday, November 17, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. @ Sam Gary Branch Library
Have you or someone you care about experienced ageism (discrimination and negative stereotypes based on age)? Learn how a statewide initiative is addressing ageism, funded by NextFifty Initiative and Rose Community Foundation. Learn about tested messages that shift public perceptions and what NOT to say as well. We can set the foundation for more productive and age-integrated policies and practices that leverage the strengths and talents of older people, and systems that support well-being in later life