Staff and senior leaders from across the region gathered at Burnaby Neighbourhood House in early August 2019. Participants reflected on how being part of Allies in Aging strengthened their capacity and effectiveness in reaching and connecting with isolated seniors. They also recognized the steep collective impact learning curve (especially when new staff came on board), and the importance of backbone support.
Highlights of being Allies in Aging partners included:
– Trying and testing new ideas shared across 30+ partner organizations;
– Applying what we learned through shared evaluation; and
– Growing from place-based projects to regional initiatives that increased seniors’ connections.