Age Friendly Communities

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More than 10,000 Americans turn 65 each day. Is your community ready for the financial and social implications of this significant demographic shift? This webinar will outline the various roles community foundations can play in catalyzing investments that help create lifelong communities – great places to grow up and grow old.  The program will include an overview of the elements of an age-friendly community, a framework for beginning conversations and setting goals for your community, and a real world example of how a rural Indiana community is increasingly becoming a lifelong community.


Marie Beason, director of professional development and special initiatives, Indiana Philanthropy Alliance

Marie Beason currently serves as Director of Professional Development and Special Initiatives for Indiana Philanthropy Alliance (IPA), an association supporting and connecting philanthropic organizations operating throughout Indiana. In this role, Marie executes a comprehensive curriculum of grantmaker education programs and is responsible for leading initiatives around issues such as developing age- and ability-friendly communities. Working at the intersection of grantmaker learning and community change, Marie helps Indiana funders connect their work to community goals while creating educational programs that inform and inspire.

Brooks L. Fetters, Mayor of Huntington, Indiana

Brooks Fetters is serving his second term as the Mayor of Huntington. With an emphasis on job creation, downtown development, fiscal responsibility, and public safety enhancements, Mayor Fetter’s desire is to help people love where they live. The Office of the Mayor focuses additional emphasis on implementation of the city’s comprehensive plan, city services, neighborhood development, improvement of water and sewer lines, and economic development for the City of Huntington.

Michael Howell, executive director, Huntington County Community Foundation

Michael Howell, in his seventh year as Executive Director of the Huntington County Community Foundation, works to enhance the quality of life in his home county by providing leadership and opportunities through the development and utilization of a growing endowment fund. Michael spent the first 38 years of his nonprofit career working with youth and their families in six states: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Georgia, Texas and Florida. He appreciates the value of age-friendly communities where individuals and couples can age in place and more fully enjoy their life experiences.


CMF Members: $35
Nonmembers: $50

This webinar is hosted by Indiana Philanthropy Alliance and was originally published on April 12, 2017

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