Changing the global conversation about aging
In 2018, we announced that Elder Care Alliance has signed on to serve as the organizer of a chapter of Aging2.0 in Alameda, the home of ECA’s Support Center. Rosemary Jordan, ECA’s Vice President of Business Development and Strategy, serves as the chapter ambassador and Dr. Erin Partridge, ECA’s Experiential Researcher-In-Residence, serves as the deputy ambassador.
Aging2.0 is dedicated to supporting cutting-edge organizations that focus on both opportunities and challenges in the aging services industry. Founded in 2012, Aging2.0 is an international organization that focuses on changing the global conversation about aging. The organization promotes lifestyle-oriented, collaborative approaches to aging. In the past six years, Aging2.0 has served as host to hundreds of events around the world with more than 50 volunteer chapters. The organization includes a global community of more than 17,000 members in 20 countries.
ECA’s leadership of the Alameda Chapter features a unique point-of-view - the lens of the “smart skeptic” about technology and aging. We ask tough questions and pressure test ideas to break ourselves and our colleagues from stale assumptions. We also will strive to include the voice of older adults.
The Aging 2.0 Alameda Chapter will host no fewer than four public events in this next 12 months. The second event is set for February 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the “Poet’s Corner” event space in Berkley. More information can be found at the Aging 2.0 website.
The inaugural event was in October 2018 and the topic was social robots. The capacity crowd was able to ask questions and the event was moderated by Dr. Erin Partridge.
Vice President of Business Development and Strategy
Since joining Elder Care Alliance in 2016, Rosemary Jordan has led the organization’s bricks-and-mortar growth strategy and has been a key participant in workforce and innovation strategies. Ms. Jordan’s focus is on expanding the reach of Elder Care Alliance’s unique and personalized services so that more Californians can experience what Elder Care Alliance communities have to offer. With more than 20 years of health care and consulting leadership experience, Rosemary is a seasoned leader with the knowledge and creativity to help realize Elder Care Alliance’s strategic vision. Ms. Jordan is also incredibly passionate about creating a more just society and one that celebrates all voices and experiences. Ms. Jordan is a graduate of Vassar College and received her master’s degrees in Public Health and Public Policy from the University of California-Berkeley.
Dr. Erin Partridge
Erin Partridge, PhD, ATR-BC is an artist and board certified, registered art therapist. Her clinical experience includes work in community, pediatric, forensic, and geriatric settings. Erin received a BFA, studying fine art, psychology and women’s studies in at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. She went on to obtain a MA in art therapy from New York University in 2008, and a PhD in art therapy from Notre Dame de Namur in 2016.
Erin’s teaching and lecturing experience includes guest lectures in art and counseling programs, mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, workshop facilitation at several national conferences, and interviews with media about art therapy. Her research interests incorporate the lived experience and focus on participatory, ethnographic, and art-based approaches.
As we develop new roles for robots to play in human life, how might that look in the older adult setting? And what are the promises and limitations of robots in our society? The inaugural event for the Alameda chapter of Aging2.0 kicks off Oct. 16 with a fireside chat on Social Robots & Older…
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The new chapter is tasked with accelerating local, aging-focused innovation by providing a networking and collaboration hub for inventors, researchers, senior living providers, aging experts, older adults, investors and other interested parties. The chapter will also focus on identifying aging-related innovations to support the Aging2.0 Grand Challenges call to action.
Currently scheduled events. Details to be announced soon.
- May 2019 - Erin Partridge Book Launch