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Volunteer Information Session

What if AGE really means AGEnt of change?
Want to use your lifetime of experience to have an impact on the world around you?
Come to an information session and learn how.
Monday, December 17, 2018
10:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Suite 840, The Forum Building
425 S. Cherry Street Denver, CO 80246
Free Parking
Join us for an hour-long information session for an overview of Boomer volunteer activities, learning opportunities and the excellent training available to support you in your volunteer choice.
Boomers Leading Change is a non-profit organization that harnesses the experience, energy and conviction of adults age 50+ towards improving the health and well-being in the lives of individuals and families across the seven county metro area.
We are where experience meets impact.
Register to let us know you’ll be joining us on December 17!

Celebrate the Holidays with Boomers Leading Change: A Happy Hour of Comedy with The Novelistas!

What’s so funny about aging? About how different age groups relate to each other? Can we laugh more and worry less as we keep aging?

On December 6, you’re guaranteed an evening of food, fun and laughter as Boomers Leading Change brings you The Novelistas in an entertaining look at aging and ageism.

Veteran comedy duo Susan Knudten and Sara Jade Alan have cooked up more than a half dozen hilarious skits that will have you laughing, learning and connecting with others. And you too can be part of the show! Audience participation is, well, not necessarily mandatory, but strongly encouraged.

We invite the whole Boomers Leading Change community to this free event—our AmeriCorps members, Boomer Volunteers, Colorado Encore Network and Action Academy attendees, our Change AGEnts, and our donors and supporters. Please join us for this fun evening celebrating our growth and accomplishments in 2018. Space is limited, so sign up now.

We thank Rose Community Foundation for its support of Boomers Leading Change and the Colorado Encore Network.

Come join us and Register HERE

 

GIVING THANKS IN A DIFFERENT WAY THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

GIVING THANKS IN A DIFFERENT WAY THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

Maryann Touitou and Seidah Muhammed Green at Jewish Family Service.

EVERY DAY AT THIS TIME OF YEAR THE MAILBOX IS FULL OF APPEALS FOR HELP.  You could just send checks to the many charities sustaining needed services in the community.
Or you could do something different. Something better than giving money. You could put your experience to use helping the most vulnerable among us.
Thanksgiving is the perfect time to celebrate the gifts we have including the abundance of skills and experience we have gathered over a lifetime.
Maryann Touitou did just that and is now about to start her third year as an AmeriCorps Encore member with Boomers Leading Change (BLC).
“It was pure self-interest,” she admits, “but quickly morphed into something far more than that.”
Maryann retired from Red Rocks Community College and was looking for a structured project to get involved in. She applied with Boomers Leading Change and landed her AmeriCorps assignment with Jewish Family Service (JFS). “After looking at other agencies, that seemed the best fit,” she says.
Now she spends about 10 hours a week working with Senior Solutions at JFS.

“I work with the most vulnerable clients to decrease social isolation,” she says. She drives clients to doctor appointments or to get a haircut or whatever they need. Rendering that service builds relationships over time, she says. She is very pleased when clients trust her enough to sometimes ask her to sit in on a doctor visit.

“I’m not a social worker and I don’t have a background in geriatrics. I’m a person who listens and cares. Many people have stories to tell of courage and resilience.” And sometimes she is there just to bring some cheer to a stressful day.

“Service to others is what drives me,” says Maryann. “I feel I am doing something purposeful, something that has an impact on individuals and the community.” Now every day is Thanksgiving day for her.

For  those new to our organization or this website: The mission of Boomers Leading Change is to mobilize, connect and empower adults 50 and over to utilize their skills, experience, passion and energy to create positive, lasting social change.

Boomers Leading Change offers two opportunities to serve others: Boomer Volunteers and the AmeriCorps Encore Program. AmeriCorps members receive a small stipend plus other benefits. BLC partners with over 40 host organizations across metro Denver to help ensure you are able to put your skills and experience to work in a way that is best suited for you.
For more information and/or to register for our December 4th Volunteer Information Session please contact Lynette Reiling at 303-426-6637, by email: lreiling@boomersleadingchange.org or register via the link below:

Volunteer Information Session

Story by veteran journalist Ray O’Loughlin of Denver