Deepening the Intergenerational Conversation on Aging

Start time
10:00 AM Pacific
End time
11:00 AM Pacific

Presented by ASA’s Lifetime Education and Renewal Network (LEARN)

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Includes complimentary CEUs

This webinar is based on a workshop that was presented at the 2016 Aging in America Conference.

Since aging begins at birth, it is important to include perspectives from all generations in discussions related to this topic.  And, although it may be a desired outcome, it is not easily accomplished without a well-developed, thoughtful approach and facilitation.  In this webinar, the presenters will share their experience  from three-years of conversations with diverse populations in various settings with an eye toward submitting shared thoughts, outcomes and themes to the White House for inclusion in its deliberation at the 2015 White House Conference on Aging.  The audience will learn about the steps that led to accomplishing a successful intergenerational program that involved participants in five locations connected through technology and understand the importance of collaborating with other stakeholders to achieve the most benefit to all.

Participants in this web seminar will be able to:

  • Recognize the deeply held issues and concerns about aging raised by diverse populations;
  • Identify the necessary steps to improve the aging experience for everyone now and for future generations; and,  
  • Describe the importance of hearing the voices of all generations because we all start aging, not at age 65, but as soon as we’re born.


Beryl Goldman is a nursing home administrator and worked as an administrator for five years in a CCRC. As Director for Kendal Outreach, she had oversight on grant programs including the Pennsylvania Restraint Reduction Initiative funded through the Department of Human Services, the Leading Nurses program funded by HRSA and the Best Practices project requested by the Pennsylvania and Ohio departments of health.

Bill Benson has been in the field since 1973. He spent 10 years in the California Department of Aging and served as State LTC Ombudsman, in various congressional committees such as the Senate Special Committee on Aging, House Select Committee on Aging, Senate Labor and Human Resources Subcommittee on Aging, as acting assistant secretary for Aging/AoA, and consulting in Aging and Public Health Policy and Practice for the past 17 years.

For the past 15 years of a 30-year career in marketing and public relations in the senior living field, Bill Silbert has served as The Kendal Corporation’s director for Marketing and Public Relations. Kendal is the ninth largest nonprofit, multi-entity organization in the nation. In that capacity, Bill supported 12 Kendal affiliates in eight states, as well as Kendal Outreach, Kendal Charitable Funds and Kendal’s new business development team.