Aging2.0 Sacramento Chapter & Roze Bear Foundation Scholarship
Are you a visionary and creative person who can imagine ways to make the world better?
If so, keep reading.
Senior isolation and loneliness are growing societal problems. We’re looking for teams of three to five Sacramento County high school students plus at least one adult 60 years or older to conceptually design an innovative solution (product or service) that addresses an aspect of senior isolation and/or loneliness. Solutions must be effective, achievable and sustainable.
Teams are encouraged to research their identified problem, interview subject matter experts and talk with older adults impacted by the problem. Proposals do not need to be high tech. They can be high touch (or low tech but high people interaction) or a combination thereof.
Semifinalist teams will have five (5) minutes to pitch their ideas on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at the Sacramento County Celebrating Older Adults event to an audience of Sacramento County officials, Sacramento County Adult and Aging Commissioners, local entrepreneurs, and members of the community. Pitches will be judged and money and in-kind prizes will be awarded.
Prize Money (given to team captain to divide with team)
· Platinum prize: $1,000
· Silver prize: $500
· Aging2.0 prize: $250
Additional in-kind prizes may also be awarded.
Application and Competition Timeline
Roze Bear and the Sacramento chapter of Aging 2.0 brought awareness to 600+ college students about the growing and invisible problem of older adult loneliness and isolation. To learn more click here.
Teams of two to four college students work around the clock creating apps that address social issues.
Rebecca, second from left, and Keri, far right, with the Lionheart team. They focused on helping seniors find volunteer jobs that might lead to employment.
Rebecca sharing information about the problem of isolation and loneliness.
Enlightenment = Empowerment
Instructors: Rebecca Graulich & Renee Balcom
February 7, 2020 VA, Medicare, Medi-Cal and Elder Law
Dustin McFarlane, JD: Senior Citizen Lawyer
Helen Justice: Founder & President, Advance Wellness Geriatric Care Management and Senior Placement Agency
February 14, 2020 Lifestyle’s Impact on Brain Health
Sarah Farias, Ph.D: Associate Professor in Neurology, UC Davis & Director of Neuropsychology Services at UC Davis Neuroscience Clinic
Jill Weston: Yoga Nidra instructor
February 21, 2020 Senior Scams & Elder Abuse
Debra Larson: Program Manager, Adult Protective Services
Karen Cavallero, Mimi Strickland: Fraud Investigators, Golden 1 Credit Union
Jennifer Ligon: Sergeant, Sacramento Police Department Detective
February 28, 2020 The Aging Ear & Technology to Help It
Laura Gaeta, Ph.D: Assistant Professor, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at California State University, Sacramento
Dr. Julia Tanner: Audiologist
March 6, 2020 I’m dead. Now what do I do?
Lisa Goudy: Founder and President, Goudy Funeral Consulting
Heidi Boucher: Home Funeral Guide, Writer & Director of In The Parlor: The Final Goodbye
Aron Davis: Program Director, UC Davis Body Donation Program
March 13, 2020 Do Not Resuscitate – What does this Mean to My Doctor?
Mike Ryder: CA-licensed emergency medical technician, AlphaOne Ambulance Medical Services
Donna Bishop, MSN: Hospice Coordinator, Sutter Hospital
March 20, 2020 Prolonging Independence with Assistive Devices
Chris McIlwain: General Contractor and owner, McIlwain Mobility Solutions
Vanessa Grenyion: Pharmacist and owner, Health Quest Medical Supply Store
March 27, 2020 Alternative Housing Options
Linda Berry: Senior Roommate Program, Agency on Aging, Area 4
Anne Geraghty, Stuart Wilson Members, Washington Commons Cohousing of West Sacramento
Todd Goodman Owner and President, First Choice Senior Placement
April 10, 2020 In-home Care vs. Home Health vs. Skilled Nursing
April Carni: Community Relations Manager, Apex Care
Debi Morales: Director of Admissions & Business Development, Asbury Park Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
Joe Sharpe: Chief Operating Officer, Rx HealthCare Services
April 17, 2020 Safely Living In Your Home and Smartly Escaping Out of It
Lisa Brys: Founder, Timeworks Professional Organizing
Carrie Gripp: Executive Director, Rebuilding Together Sacramento
Nora O’Brien: CEO and owner, Connect Consulting Services
April 24, 2020 Overcoming Life’s Challenges
Dr. James Abshire: Internal medicine physician and author of Live, Love and Let Go
Tyra Jarvis: Life Reinvention Mentor, Founder & president of Kefi Coaching LLC
May 1, 2020 Travel Adventures and New Friendships
Mark Hoffmann Owner & Founder, Sports Leisure Vacations, co-host of The Travel Guys radio show
Chris Smith Journey Coordinator, Friendship Force
I am very grateful for this class. It is causing me to deal with the fact that I am aging, which is hard -- but necessary -- to think about. For some reason it reminds me of how frightened I was at the prospect of having to go to college -- leave the small, isolated town I came from and venture out into a world I knew almost nothing about. Adulthood seemed overwhelming. Fortunately there was no choice but to go forward, and I am so glad I went! And there doesn't seem to be a choice about aging either, so onward we all go.
Jane G., 11/2/2019
Class has been excellent in learning what programs are available for seniors with disabilities. I know now my brother, a stroke and aphasic patient, can have a better life. I'm ready to make that happen.
Jan R., 12/6/2019
This was the best research seminar I have attended. I could have used this information this last summer before my mother's fall and the chaos that followed. These resources will help me put my plans in place.
Patricia C., 12/13/2019
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