New York State
Recreation & Park Society

TSLCA Cross-Border Conversation: Parks and Recreation

Date: Thursday, May 23

Time: 11AM - 12PM

Join the Tri-State Learning Collaborative on Aging as we bring together representatives working with older adults through parks and recreation organizations in Maine, New York, Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire. How can partnerships and programming help to proactively meet the needs of older adults in our communities? What opportunities do we have in parks and recreation to create solutions to barriers to engagement that older adults face? After bringing together parks and recreation representatives earlier this year, the TSLCA is continuing the conversation and creating space for programs to share information across borders, build stronger relationships and develop innovative ideas together to make real positive change for older adults. All are welcomed and encouraged to participate in this active conversation, even if you didn’t make it to the first one. Come ready to share ideas and ask questions.

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About the Tri-State Learning Collaborative on Aging:

The Tri-State Learning Collaborative on Aging is a shared learning collaborative on aging with the Maine Council on Aging. The TSLCA seeks to increase the efficacy of local healthy aging initiatives, with a particular focus on rural solutions through a series of networking, collaborative, and education-based programming. Because aging impacts every aspect of our lives, the TSLCA addresses multiple systems, conditions, and issues through programming. Specifically, supporting older adults to maintain active, healthy, and engaged lives while aging within their communities when they can no longer drive, need assistance with care that may not be available to them, are grappling with dementia or caregiving related to it, or are living in homes that no longer meet their physical or financial needs. The TSLCA seeks to understand, share, and help replicate small and large community responses and system changes that support healthy aging taking place across Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. In 2023, thanks to generous one-time funding from Hannaford, the TSLCA launched the Connection, Health, and Equity through Food (CHEF) program. This program expanded the TSLCA reach to include Massachusetts and New York. Through CHEF, the TSLCA developed a new network of organizations and volunteer initiatives within this expanded region that are working to increase older adults’ equitable access to healthy food and social connection with a focus on expanding access to traditionally marginalized communities of people. Through monthly webinars and virtual cross-border conversations, the program centers on equity while sharing best practices and creative solutions to address the root causes of food insecurity and social isolation.

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