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Upcoming Events

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11/26/2014 5:00 PM Recurring Event: until 12/31/2014 (total 150 events) Open Air Market
11/29/2014 8:00 AM Recurring Event: until 12/27/2014 (total 147 events) Open Air Market
12/3/2014 5:00 PM Recurring Event: until 12/31/2014 (total 150 events) Open Air Market

Welcome to our website

 

Living where you have friends, interests, and a sense of purpose make for a great quality of life. That’s why the Maricopa Association of Governments and its partners have formed the Regional Age-Friendly Network. The purpose of the network is to connect people of all ages to each other and to the communities they call home.  These connections improve the quality of life for all residents, as well as strengthen the vibrancy of the region.

Living well isn't about counting time, but about making your time count. Connections give meaning to each minute of the day. An hour isn’t just 60 minutes; it is limitless possibilities and discoveries waiting to happen. This website is designed to be an interactive space to tap into the possibilities. Connect 60 Plus is about making every minute count.

For a list of calendar events that are free and open to the public, or to learn more about points of interest, click on our connect link.

On the following pages you will hear from people from throughout the region who are redefining their lives. They are active and exploring new opportunities. We want to hear from you about your experiences. Click here to share in these success stories and to share your own story of success as well.

 

¡Bienvenido a Nuestra

Pagina!

Vivir donde tienes amigos, intereses y propósitos enriquece tu calidad de vida. Es por eso que la Asociación de Gobiernos de Maricopa y sus socios han formado la Red Regional de Edad Amistosa. El propósito de la red es el de conectar entre sí a personas de todas edades a las comunidades donde viven. Estas conexiones mejoran la calidad de vida para todos los residentes, así como fortalecen la vitalidad de la región.

Vivir bien no se trata de contar con tiempo, sino de hacer que su tiempo cuente. Las conexiones dan significado a cada minuto del día. Una hora no es sólo 60 minutos; cada hora significa ilimitadas posibilidades y descubrimientos. Este sitio web está diseñado como un espacio interactivo para aprovechar cualquier posibilidad de interacción que se presente. Conecte 60 Plus se trata de hacer que cada minuto cuente.

Para obtener una lista gratis del calendario de eventos abiertos al público, o para obtener más información sobre los puntos de interés, haga clic en la pestaña titulada CONEXIÓN.

En las siguientes páginas puede aprender de otras personas de la región que están redefiniendo sus vidas. Son personas activas que exploran nuevas oportunidades. Queremos escuchar de usted acerca de sus experiencias. Haga clic aquí para leer estas historias de éxito y también para compartir su propia historia de éxito.

Greater Phoenix Age-Friendly Network Video

Grantmakers in Aging has developed a video about the Greater Phoenix Age-Friendly Network with support from the Pfizer Foundation. The video highlights the region’s work in Phoenix, Tempe, the Northwest Valley, Scottsdale, and Wickenburg. The video also features Connect60Plus.com and the network’s monthly webinar series, “Feed Your Mind.”

Announcing Awardees of the 2014 Encore Prizes for Exceptional Organizations

Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust has announced the Encore Prizes for Exceptional Organizations 2014 Awardees.  Among the awardees were Benevilla and the Maricopa Association of Governments.  Please click here to read about the exceptional work being done throughout the region to enhance the lives of older adults in our communities.  Thanks to the efforts of the Arizona Age-Friendly Network and partners like Benevilla, older adults are becoming more engaged in their communities, needs are being met, and partnerships are expanding across the state for a greater impact. 

 

Invitation to Participate in Study on Economic Impact of Older Adults

In every community, there are talented individuals who have years of experience in diverse fields. At the same time, there are young adults who are entering the workforce for the first time. They have tremendous energy, but may lack all the skills and insights they need to succeed. If we can connect these two groups, our communities and people will be more successful. The economic impact of this exchange could be powerful. We invite you to become a part of this effort by responding to this survey 

The Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) is working with the Thunderbird School of Global Management to determine the economic impact older adults have in our economy. This includes offering alternative arrangements in the workplace that support older adults, as well as facilitating the transfer of knowledge from experienced workers to younger generations. This survey is an important step in better understanding how older adults might want to engage in paid and unpaid employment and how youth can benefit. 

Please take a few moments to respond to this survey. You may answer the questions online at the following link https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Older_Adult_Engagement_2 or by sending your completed survey to Amy St. Peter, MAG Human Services and Special Projects Manager, by mail at 302 North 1st Avenue, #302, Phoenix, AZ 85003 or by fax to (602) 254-6490.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call Ms. St. Peter at (602) 452-5049.

Student survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Thunderbird_MAG_Older_Adult_Engagement

Older adults survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Older_Adult_Engagement_2


 

Grant to Help Arizona Become More "Age-Friendly"

PHOENIX (November 5, 2014) — A new statewide network will connect people of all generations with each other and with meaningful opportunities to participate in their communities–thanks to recently announced funding from local and national philanthropies.  Please visit the MAG news page to read the complete press release.

 

Applications being accepted for part-time Age-Friendly Network Internship

The Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) Human Services Division is seeking to fill a part-time internship to assist with completing activities related to the Age-Friendly Network. Please visit the MAG employment page to read more about this exciting opportunity and obtain information on how to apply.

 

2014 STAR Awards

On June 11, the National Volunteer Transportation Center, a program of the Community Transportation Association of America, announced the 2014 STAR Award winners. The STAR Award for Excellence was awarded to Duet:  Partners in Health & Aging. Inc., in Phoenix, Arizona for their transportation–related services.  To learn more and see a list of awards and honorable mentions, click here.

Duet helps elders and adults with disabilities live safely and independently in their own homes by pairing them with caring volunteers who provide vital transportation and friendship. Last year, 601 Duet volunteers, using their own vehicles, provided 33,926 escorted door-through-door, one way free-of-charge rides to medical and social service appointments as well as grocery stores for 543 individuals. Volunteers drive to destinations, stay throughout, and bring individuals home safely in one-on-one “duets of service.” Duet transportation services provide a lifeline with a budget of $291,400. Volunteers may facilitate their “match” by accessing Duet’s innovative, interactive website map www.duetaz.org that shows, in real-time, individuals waiting for service in the area, minus last names and addresses.  Duet serves Phoenix, Scottsdale, Glendale, Fountain Hills, Peoria, and Paradise Valley, a densely populated area that covers 972 square miles. STAR Award funds will help recruit and train new volunteers and maintain services within this area.

 

The “Feed Your Mind” Webinar Series: An interactive opportunity to learn and connect on a variety of topics

Reducing Stress for a Longer, Happier Life

Dr. Turshá Hamilton will discuss how stress, especially unmanaged and uncontrolled stress, damages the body and accelerates aging. She will present tips to help reduce the negative effects of high stress levels.

The “Feed Your Mind” series provides webinars on the first Friday of each month at noon. The topics are as diverse as the people in our region. Connect online with friends and neighbors to discuss topics like investing, fitness, and technology. Click here to read more and to register...

 

Arizona Caregiver Coalition Free Training Workshop

Do you care for a loved one? Do you help a child or adult living with a special health condition, chronic illness, or life threatening illness? Any of these circumstances can be emotionally, physically, and financially stressful. Click here to read our event flyer and learn more about a six week educational program offering Powerful Tools for Caregivers. Anyone interested can also visit our website at: www.azcaregiver.org.

 

Southeast Valley Seniors Stay Active

Arizona Republic editor writes about more options available to senior citizens today than their predecessors in the past. Read the article here to learn more about efforts in the Southeast Valley and other communities in Arizona. Read more...

 

A Challenge to Rethink How We “Get Old”

Pfizer is committed to supporting people as they challenge what “getting old” means. Please visit GetOld.com to inspire others with your story, declare your age and what that means to you, and to explore articles with the latest research and insights about living life to the fullest.

 

Region Named One of Best Intergenerational
Communities in U.S.

The Greater Phoenix region has been named one of the best intergenerational communities in the country. MetLife Foundation and Generations United have announced that the Maricopa region will receive one of four MetLife Foundation/Generations United America’s Best Intergenerational Communities Awards.  Read more...

 

What You Don't Know May Surprise You at Retirement

Arizona Beneficiary Coalition in collaboration with Health Services Advisory Group, Inc. (HSAG) present: “ What You Don’t Know May Surprise You at Retirement — What to Know and Where to Go”. This is a free informational forum for people approaching 55+.

 

Aging and Livable Communities

The American Planning Association (APA) has Aging and Livable Communities on its radar.  The Aging of America provides an extraordinary opportunity for planners to create plans and policies and help develop and redevelop communities that are more age friendly and, therefore, more livable. Click here for more information from the APA.

 

Fraud Watch Network

The Fraud Watch Network provides you with access to information about identity theft, investment fraud and the latest scams. Fight back against identity theft and fraud. Learn about active scams, and find out how to spot and avoid them. Click here to learn more about the Fraud Watch Network.

 

Featured Champions


Janice

Janice completed her Ph.D. studies in Neuroanatomy, and came to Phoenix in the early 1980s to continue her medical training.  After internship at the University of New Mexico, and residency at UCLA, she returned to Phoenix to complete her residency, and then entered private medical practice.

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Frank

Frank was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1920. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree from Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, and a Juris Doctor Degree from DePaul University School of Law, Chicago. After serving in the United States Navy during World War II, he worked as an intellectual property attorney with the same firm for 38 years.

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Gene

Making music and meals are what drive Gene as a drummer at Bert’s Bistro, a café catering to those over 60. He also volunteers as a conga drum accompanist for a local Zumba class serving both adults and children.

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About Us

The Greater Phoenix Age-Friendly Network is a partnership hosted by the Maricopa Association of Governments, a regional planning agency serving the Greater Phoenix area. We are committed to ensuring every person can live a fulfilled life at any age, connected to family, friends, and community.

Contact Us

Maricopa Association of Governments
302 North 1st Avenue, suite 300
Phoenix, Arizona  85003

Phone: 602-452-5074
Fax: 602-254-6490
Web: www.azmag.gov
Email: mag@azmag.gov

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