Pursuing Innovation: Strategies for Outreach and Partnerships

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Professionals in the aging and disability networks often look for new partnerships and methods to expand their outreach and impact. In this webinar, we’re featuring two of your peers who will talk about innovative practices they’re employing  to reach older adults and persons with disabilities (and that you can replicate in your community!).

  • Candace (Young) Nakamoto is the MIPPA Director and Volunteer Coordinator within Hawaii’s Executive Office on Aging, which has utilized a range of creative approaches to conduct multi-lingual outreach to Medicare beneficiaries, including launching a TikTok channel and a “Project Grad 65” program to educate those aging into Medicare.
  • Dianne Stone is Associate Director, Network Development and Engagement at the National Council on Aging and leads the Modernizing Senior Centers Resource Center, an effort funded by the U.S. Administration for Community Living to equip senior centers with the capacity, tools, and resources necessary to develop and implement programs and services that meet the current and future needs of diverse older adults.

This webinar will be recorded and made publicly available following the event.

Candace Young

Program Specialist IV (Hawaii SHIP Volunteer Coordinator)

State Health Insurance Assistance Program

Candace Nakamoto is the current Volunteer Coordinator for the Hawaii State Health Insurance Assistance Program (Hawaii SHIP) and has worked with the program for over 2 years. She started as a volunteer with the Hawaii Senior Medicare Patrol (Hawaii SMP), then completed her practicum with Hawaii SHIP on the road to earning her master’s degree in Social Work (with a specialization in Gerontology) from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Candace continues to assist and support Hawaii’s Kupuna through advocacy, outreach, and education.

Dianne Stone

Associate Director of Network Development and Engagement, Modernizing Senior Centers Resource Center and NISC

National Council on Aging

Dianne Stone has more than 20 years of experience with senior centers and aging issues, primarily as the Director of the Newington Senior and Disabled Center in Newington, Connecticut. Stone has also worked, volunteered, and held leadership positions with a variety of organizations in Connecticut, including Connecticut AgeWell Collaborative, the ADA Coalition of Connecticut, Connecticut Medicaid Oversight Council, and the Commission on Women, Children, Seniors, Equity and Opportunity. She joined NCOA in January 2022, as a member of the Center for Healthy Aging, where she is primarily focused on supporting senior centers throughout the country through the ACL-funded Modernizing Senior Centers Resource Center and NISC. 


Webinar: Pursuing Innovation: Strategies for Outreach and Partnerships
Recorded 01/18/2023  |  60 minutes
Recorded 01/18/2023  |  60 minutes
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