Older adults and disasters: Overcoming stereotypes and strengthening inclusion


12 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. CT

May is Older Americans Month in the U.S, and this year’s theme is “Aging Unbound,” which offers an opportunity to explore diverse aging experiences and how communities can combat stereotypes. The theme also highlights how we all benefit when older adults remain engaged, independent and included.

The Center for Disaster Philanthropy hosted a webinar to help funders understand the stereotypes and ageism that exist in the U.S. and globally that marginalize people and minimize their contributions. Speakers discussed how philanthropy can reduce barriers to access and participation for older adults and support their inclusion in planning for and responding to disasters and humanitarian crises.

Austin Snowbarger, CDP manager of learning and partnerships, moderated the discussion and panelists included:
  • Carole Ageng’o, Africa Regional Representative and Global Initiatives Lead, HelpAge International
  • Nnenia Campbell, Ph.D., Deputy Director, Bill Anderson Fund, and Research Associate, Natural Hazards Center, University of Colorado Boulder
  • Jeffrey Lambert, Chief Operating Officer, Ventura County Community Foundation.

This webinar was co-sponsored by Giving CompassUnited Philanthropy Forum and Grantmakers In Aging.

Please see the slide deck, read the recap on Giving Compass and watch the webinar recording to learn more:

Photo credit: HelpAge International

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