The Boomers Are Coming

Written by seniors  |  21. September 2006

This year, the oldest of the baby boomers are sixty years of age. Long Island has a population of well-over 300,000 boomers born between 1946 and 1964. They are generally a successful, educated generational group that has had a tremendous impact on the country. Through its sheer size - and, some would say, self-indulgence - the generation has given rise, or given teeth, to a host of fashions and institutions that are now central to popular culture: rock n' roll, working moms, Earth Day, sports-utility vehicles, Botox, Viagra, and Starbucks. Numerous recent studies indicate that boomers will change the face of retirement by remaining involved in community life and sometimes changing careers. They want to focus their collected experience and talent on something that contributes to the good of the community. Boomers can play an important role in addressing poverty, educational deficiencies, lack of employment opportunities, racism, and poor access to health care. Mark Your Calendar for October 4th 9:00AM - 12:30PM Suffolk County Girl Scouts Headquarters 442 Moreland Road, Commack, New York "The Boomers are Coming! The Boomers are Coming: Are You Ready?" Part II You Will Learn How To:
  • Identify your target audience
  • Effectively develop your message with a creative brief
  • Develop compelling volunteer and social action opportunities
  • Market/recruit 50+ volunteers in different generational cohorts (gender, income, race/ethnicity, and experience)
  • Train for retaining: How to keep good volunteers
  • Enhance the capacity of nonprofit service and social action organizations to accommodate new volunteers
  • Overcome the obstacles to success
Guest Facilitator: Dr. Andrea Taylor, Temple University Paul Arfin, Intergenerational Strategies Call 631 434-9277 to make your reservation(s) - there is a $15 Fee The Workshop is being sponsored by the United Way of Long Island, Merrill Lynch, The Long Island Volunteer Center, Intergenerational Strategies, and the Suffolk Community Council in conjunction with Temple University's Center for Intergenerational Learning, a national leader in building the capacity of nonprofits to increase civic engagement of older adults. The Workshop is extremely timely since the Suffolk Community Council is working with the Long Island Volunteer Center and is the result of a highly-acclaimed May 3 session, The Boomers are Coming! The Boomers are Coming! For more information: The Suffolk Community Council 180 Oser Avenue, Suite 850 Hauppauge, NY 11788 (631) 434-9277

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