The Leadership Institute for Older Adults is a unique educational and
volunteer training program designed to redefine and elevate the
volunteer experience, building on the multiple skills retirees bring to
volunteerism, and their wish to make a difference in their communities.
Sponsored by the local Area Agency on Aging (the central advocate for
persons sixty plus years old), the Leadership Institute for Older
Adults, is only the seventh one of its kind in the nation.
According to the Administration on Aging, by 2010 the baby-boom
generation will constitute more than two-thirds of the 50-plus
population. By 2020, our current senior population is expected to double
in size. Elder population growth projections, coupled with diminishing
public resources, will place greater demands on organizations providing
long-term care services, We can no longer afford to operate in
isolation. With the ever increasing scarcity of resources to meet the
needs in our communities, it is imperative that we partner with other
organizations to plan, design, develop and share resources to engage a
new generation of volunteers.
How does it work?
The Area Agency on Aging is recruiting volunteers to serve as aging
advocates, leaders in their communities who promote aging successfully.
The University of South Alabama will provide free instruction for the
25 volunteers who will meet twice a week for a month. Sessions begin at
8:30 a.m. and conclude at noon. Transportation is not included. Meals
and snacks are available in the University Center for purchase by
participants. Certificates of Completion will be presented to
participants who tend and complete assignments with at least 80% of
the sessions. No academic credit will be given for course work related
to the Leadership Institute. There will also be a brief internship for
participants through the Area Agency on Aging and commitment to serve
as an Aging Advocate for a year after graduation.
For information on the Leadership Institute for Older Adults:
SARPC - Area Agency on Aging
Phone: (251) 433-6541 Dr. Roma Hanks: (251) 460-6020
University of South Alabama - Mobile Alabama 36688-0002 / 1 (251) 460-6020
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