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Leadership Institute for Older Adults
What is the Leadership Institute?
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.
Why Now?
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.
Leadership Institute of Older Adults 2006
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.
Contact Us
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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