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NLC Spotlight Theater: San Jose: Engaging Older Adults as Civic Innovators

Time: 12:00 pm - 12:25 pm

Date: Friday, November 9, 2018

Theatre: Convention Center, West Exhibit Hall A

09-11-2018 12:00 09-11-2018 12:25 Europe/London NLC Spotlight Theater: San Jose: Engaging Older Adults as Civic Innovators

How are cities leveraging America’s aging population? Today there are 48 million Americans 65 and older, and by 2060 it will be 98 million. The San Jose Mayor’s office provides a powerful model for cities to engage seniors. Since 2016 the city has partnered with Encore.org to leverage older adults as innovators in the public… Read more »

NLC City Summit

Synopsis

How are cities leveraging America’s aging population? Today there are 48 million Americans 65 and older, and by 2060 it will be 98 million. The San Jose Mayor’s office provides a powerful model for cities to engage seniors. Since 2016 the city has partnered with Encore.org to leverage older adults as innovators in the public sector. For example, hiring retired Silicon Valley executives as “encore fellows” to lead improvements in city project management and pilot new intergenerational approaches. The city also launched a Gen2Gen campaign to engage the diverse 50+ population, enhance civic engagement, and expand support for children and youth.

Speakers

  • Corita Brown Director of Leadership and Learning - Encore.org

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