March 29, 2017 | Aging Action Initiative (AAI) hosted a Convene & Connect event to explore “Creating a Network Strategy for Aging in Marin”. Roughly 100 people attended to connect, share and work within AAI’s network of agencies, policy makers, and other colleagues from across the county to shape the future of aging in Marin.
Our mission is to promote a county-wide, age-friendly environment, especially for those in need, collectively created by a strong, diverse network through a system-wide approach to public education, policy advocacy, and service coordination
Over 40 agencies and organizations came together to leverage collective knowledge and set to work on a 3-year plan for the Initiative. The new strategy (AAI 2.0) focuses on bringing the lens of aging to every community issue: healthcare, housing, recreation, mobility and community. AAI 2.0 scopes out how the work will be done. The network’s collective effort will be carried out through education, advocacy and service coordination.
Given this direction, the task for the afternoon was to write an AAI 2.0 action plan for the next three years that will make Marin the best place to grow old. Participants broke into groups to establish shared values, a vision for the future of AAI, suggest actions, prioritize the actions, and create metrics for measuring success. Nine tables, 85 people, and two and 2.5 hours later the ideas for a draft action plan.
In the next few months, the Steering Committee will pull together a draft action plan from the March 29 planning session. If you would like a presentation of the draft plan, and to provide your input, please contact AAI Program Director Linda Jackson at email@example.com.
To download the slide deck presented at the event, click here.
To read the Program Director’s event summary, click here.
About Aging Action Initiative
Aging Action Initiative (AAI) is a collective effort of over 65 different agencies, grassroots organizations, commission and neighborhood groups, funded by the County of Marin and coordinated by MarinSpace, collaborating for an age-friendly environment. For more information visit agingactioninitiative.org or connect with us onFacebook.