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Grab a paint brush and free your inner artist to express itself on canvas. There are no rules; you’re as free as a child to paint boldly or carefully cautious. The joy is in opening yourself to creativity. Acrylic paints, an 11 x 14 inch canvas, brushes and a bit of wine are provided.
Busy week in Congress for Healthy Aging
On Sept. 18, the House Education and Labor Committee adopted an Older Americans Act (OAA) reauthorization bill that includes many positive improvements for chronic disease self-management education (CDSME), falls prevention, and healthy aging in general. In addition, the Senate Appropriations Committee released its proposed FY20 Labor-HHS-Appropriations bill, calling for level-funding for falls prevention and CDSME. Check out the press release from the National Council on Aging.
Arlington, VA (September 17, 2019) ─ The National Council on Aging (NCOA) commends the leadership of the House Committee on Education and Labor for introducing H.R. 4334, the Dignity in Aging Act. This bipartisan legislation, introduced by Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Human Services Chair Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR), Rep.
During March, April, and May 2019, a small group of Fearrington residents participated in a Fearrington Cares Experienced Innovators project under the leadership of Lee Anne McClymont, Fellow for the U.S. Southeast Region of The Global Institute for Experienced Entrepreneurship. Lee Anne designed the experience to be part of an innovative beta project to “reconsider the lifeline of multigenerational workplaces and learning communities.”
During these three months, this group of Fearrington Experienced Innovators worked closely with four graduate students in the NCSU Master’s Degree program in Industrial Design to evaluate their semester-long original design projects during the critical development stages.
The students met four times with the group at Fearrington Cares and a subset of the group also visited the NCSU’s College of Industrial Design in Raleigh, where they met all the other graduate students in the Industrial design class, toured the several well-equipped design labs where students work-up models of their projects, and spent 90 minutes reviewing the students’ projects, which had incorporated many of the suggestions the students had received during the earlier sessions back in Fearrington and making further suggestions for final refinements.
Near the end of the semester, the students returned to Fearrington to demo their finished products and to express their sincere appreciation for the valued contributions made by these Experienced Innovators. Overall, this was an amazingly productive beta project.
Visit this site to read Lee Anne McClymont’s wonderful overview of the project design and its significance for “restoring balance to the generation-stratified workplace” and to see samples of the results of the projects developed by the students.
Lee Anne is currently working with Fearrington Cares to design and launch the next Experienced Innovators group expected to be underway during the current fall term at NCSU. Watch for the forthcoming details!
Project participants included: STUDENTS: Sara Weir, Ryan Bolick, Yetong Xie, and Yimiao Xu. LEADERS: Lee Anne and Bill McClaymont, EXPERIENCED INNOVATORS (formerly known as Elder Innovators): Paula Easton, Gary Piontak, Diana Tasciotti, Jon Darling, Carl Angel, Dale Colson, Bob Colson, Cindy Kahler, John Tyrrell, and Amy Nullman.