MCOA is launching a three-year project to work with local Councils on Aging to develop the skills, tools, and strategies to broaden community participation and inclusion at Senior Centers. this multi-faceted approach will include trainings, development of resource materials and videos to support local efforts to reach out to underserved populations. The initial, day-long training "Communicating Across Cultural Boundaries" for local COA teams, is being developed through a partnership between the Multicultural Coalition on Aging, UMass Boston, the VNA Care Network Foundation & Affiliates, and MCOA. THe project is funded by EOEA. THe initial training is composed of three elements:
- "Communicating Across Boundaries" training
- Review of local demographic data to identify undererved populations
- Development of action plan to reach out to the underserved population in your community
We are looking for a "teach" approach on the local level and have up to four slots available for each community signing up for the training. It is recommeded that the eam be composed of the Diirector, a Board Member and one or two interested volunteers/participants.
There are two trainings currently scheduled:
- April 6, Cape Cod TBD, 10am - 3pm
- May 23, Westborough Senior Center, 10am - 3pm
The trainings are funded by EOEA. Space is limited.
Register your team here
For questions, please contact Kathy Bowler, Direcor of Technical Assistance, Training and Special Events