A ubiquitous call, finally. At CircleTalk, there is something in the air. Organizations and companies serving older adults are reaching out to us from many directions with the same concern: how can we offer new opportunities for meaningful engagement for our clients, residents and customers? How can we build community and connection?
This month, The Gerontological Society of America and AARP Foundation published a stunning report and compilation of research articles stipulating social isolation as one of the most pernicious problems faced by older adults. Most recent research tells us that more than 8 million people over 50 are socially isolated.
Since 2011, CircleTalk has been solely focused on disrupting social isolation. CircleTalk continues to deliver a thoughtfully designed program and curriculum. Skilled CircleTalk Leaders offer an experience that promotes high engagement through carefully structured conversations.
At last count, 1,456 hours of CircleTalk Circles have taken place and created a space for over 400 older adults to feel what it is like to belong and tell and listen to each others’ stories, ideas and musings on life. We are a solution to this growing epidemic and, at our core, we know that when people connect in meaningful ways, they are happier and healthier.
It’s out there. We know what the problem is. The question is, how will we act on it?
Where you will see CircleTalk in the next few months
We are Training new CircleTalk Leaders! Here are 2 separate opportunities to take the CircleTalk Leader Course:
Friday, June 8th, 8:30am – 5pm
350 Ponca Place
Boulder, CO 80303
Friday, June 15th, 8:30am – 5pm
Certified Senior Advisors Offices
720 S Colorado Blvd, Ste 750N
Denver, CO 80246
Registration Link: http://www.circletalk.org/register/
This one-day course prepares CircleTalk Leaders to guide our curriculum-driven program that offers older adults an opportunity for enjoying a sense of belonging and community through meaningful conversations and creative activities in small groups. Learn more on our website, circletalk.org.
- We are exhibiting at the Area Agency on Aging (AAA) Caregiver Symposium in Longmont May 17th. Come talk with us!
- We will also be exhibiting and presenting at other vendor fairs and networking events in the front range including the Denver Aging Coalition (south) on May 22nd.
- We are speaking at the Missouri AAA statewide Conference on September 10th.
For more information, contact us at [email protected].