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How Do We Make Sense of the Images We See of Aging and Our Everyday Experiences?

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An Introduction to Person-Centered Living and Ageism

There is no charge for the February 21 Hot Topics webinar, the first of our “Sharing the Vision” series. This webinar is 30 minutes long. 

Guide: Penny Cook, Pioneer Network

We’re hearing and reading more about growing older than ever before. Maybe because we’re all doing it. We see images of 90-year old people running marathons, skydiving and bodybuilding. There is an indirect message that this is what we should aspire to be. And yet we provide care and support to other 90-year old people who live in assisted living communities and nursing homes. Do we see them differently because of where they live and their abilities? Is there a different kind of ageism happening in care communities? Come with us on this journey of exploration as we present the first of a year-long series of webinars looking at the perceptions of aging, ageism and person-centered living.

Penny Cook

Penny is the President and CEO of Pioneer Network. She began her career in New York as a social worker focusing on older adults in acute and post-acute settings and then moved to Colorado and worked in the policy and advocacy arenas as the Program Manager of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program, the Executive Director of the Colorado Culture Change Coalition and the Director of Long Term Services and Supports at Colorado Access, a non-profit health plan in Colorado.  Penny is passionate about helping us all value and respect our own aging as well as those that we support.


How Do We Make Sense of the Images We See of Aging and Our Everyday Experiences?
30 minutes / No charge
Thursday, February 21, 2:00 – 2:30 pm


2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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