Aging in Place Cohort

Thursday, February 24, 2022
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM (EST)
Those who complete the cohort application & pay the registration fee will be emailed the calendar invitation with Zoom link.
Category: Cohort

Read our blog post about this new cohort.

All CAPS funded slots have been filled but we're accepting applications for additional participants until February 17th. Cohort participants must pay the $100 registration fee by February 17th. 

Cohort schedule: 

  • February 24, 3:30-5pm EST - Session 1: Reframing AgingThis session led by the Gerontological Society of America will improve our understanding of what aging means and the many ways that older people contribute to our society. This training relies on tested strategies and evidence-informed tools that have been found to reduce implicit bias against older people. We’ll also learn to speak more inclusively about clients. Learn more at The GAS is also providing training and technical assistance to the Coalition for this cohort
  • March 31, 3:30-5pm EST - Session 2: Ethics of Serving Low-Income Older Adults. This session will explore unique ethical issues facing home repair or modification providers who represent nonprofits. It will be based on case studies and involve discussion. An external speaker (TBD) will help to lead the session. 
  • April 28, 3:30-5pm EST - Session 3: Overview of Programs and Funding. This session is an opportunity to learn about a variety of operational program models and funding sources. Up to four Coalition members and friends will be invited to share about their unique program models, client applications & prioritization, and how they deliver repairs and modifications.
  • Anytime between Apr-Sept - CAPS (3-day training). After completing the first two sessions, cohort participants will be able to sign-up for a CAPS course that fits into their schedule. It can be taken on three consecutive days or three days spread across several weeks or months.
  • Small group work. There will be 7 small groups each consisting of 6 cohort participants. Each group will be responsible for summarizing one class (cohort sessions 1-4 or CAPS I, II, or III) in a 1-2 page document that will be combined into an addendum for our Best Practices Guide (view document).
  • September 22, 3:30-5pm EST - Session 4: The Bigger Picture. A guest speaker will share about trends and issues facing older adults at a national scale. The goal is to help participants gain a greater understanding of how home repairs and modifications fit into the larger scale of solutions for older adults and what advocacy opportunities exist at a local, state, or federal level.
  • October 20, 3:30-5pm EST - Session 5: Finalizing Best Practices Guide addendum. The best practices developed as a result of the cohort will be presented by a few cohort participants at the 2022 ReFrame Conference. This session will allow time for a final review of the content drafted by small groups. 
  • November 10, time TBD - ReFrame Conference. Some cohort participants will lead a conference session (held live in Kingsport, Tennessee and also via Zoom) about the Best Practices Guide addendum. All cohort attendees are encouraged, but not required, to attend. 

Email if you have any questions. 

You must apply to participate and pay to registration fee to attend. This calendar invitation doesn't list the Zoom link - that will be send directly to those who apply.

For More Information:

Becca Davis

Becca Davis

Executive Advisor, Coalition for Home Repair