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Finding the Best Lead Agency

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to Make Your Community Age-Friendly

A webinar from Funders for Age-Friendly Communities

This webinar explored several types of organizations to consider, including a larger nonprofit, a college or university, your area agency on aging, regional planning organization or other government body. The leader of a successful age-friendly initiative must have the capacity to be an action-oriented community change agent, a task-oriented coordinator, and a collaborator with many different types of stakeholders. The presentation discussed the benefits and challenges with each type of potential grantee. Presenters: Cathy Boyer-Shesol, Mid-America Regional Council in Kansas City; Stephanie Firestone, Livable Communities Director, National Association of Area Agencies on Aging; Alan DeLaTorre, PhD, Age-Friendly Portland Project Manager, Portland State University, Institute on Aging; and Lindsay Goldman, LMSW, Age-Friendly New York City Project Director, New York Academy of Medicine. Moderator: John Feather, CEO of Grantmakers In Aging. Webinar date: July 9, 2015. View this webinar https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTTbqevoUX0.