Thursday, October 08, 2009

Community Building for Aging in Place - Training in NY

Below is information on the Community and Coalition Building Program put on by The New York State Office for the Aging (NYSOFA). It's a training day for individuals interested in developing aging in place initiatives:

“Community Organizing & Coalition Building”
November 9--Plattsburgh
November 12--Kingston
November 17--Batavia
November 19--Cortland
December 1--New York City


AGENDA and TRAINING OUTLINE


8:30 – 9:00 AM Registration

9:00 – 10:00 AM Introduction to Community Organizing & Coalition Building

• Overview of Community Engagement and Aging in Place

• Training Goals and Objectives

10:00 – 10:45 AM Roles, Responsibilities and Skills of a Community Organizer (paid and volunteer)

• Challenges and Strategies for Recruitment, Training and Support of Volunteers

• Role and Responsibility of Sponsoring Organization and/or Committee

10:45 – 11:00 AM BREAK

11:00 – 12:00 Skills for Coalition Development and Sustainability

• Leadership, Structure, and Responsibilities

• Resource Development and Funding

12:00 – 1:00 PM LUNCH

1:00 – 2:00 PM Community Assessment, Use of Data, and Planning

• Assessment Process for Identifying Community Needs/Issues

• Use of Data

• Development of an Action Plan for Implementation

2:00 – 2:45 PM Monitoring, Implementation, and Evaluation of Outcomes

2:45 – 3:30 PM Group Discussion and Wrap-Up

• Discussion of Unique Issues and Strategies

• Participant Action Steps for Moving Forward

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Community Organizing & Coalition Building


R E G I S T R A T I O N F O R M

Please complete and FAX the registration form to Cyndy Marshall (518) 473-6565 by October 28, 2009.


Area Agency or Organization (if applicable): __________________________________

Check with location you will be attending:

___ November 9, Plattsburgh

___ November 12, Kingston

___ November 17, Batavia

___ November 19, Cortland

___ December 1, New York City


Total attending from your organization: _________

Persons attending (please print legibly):

Name: _______________________________ Title: _________________________________

Name: _______________________________ Title: _________________________________

Name: _______________________________ Title: _________________________________

Name: _______________________________ Title: _________________________________

Name: _______________________________ Title: _________________________________


Contact person for organization* _____________________________________________

Telephone: __________________________________________________________________

E-Mail: ______________________________________________________________________

*This is the person NYSOFA should contact if there are questions about the registration or if there’s any last minute information to be shared.

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Training Locations and Directions


Plattsburgh—November 9

Location: The Conference Room at Plattsburgh International Airport. The Airport is easily accessible, located right off exit 36 of New York’s I-87 at 42 Airport Lane in Plattsburgh. Parking is free. Yes, free, and within an easy walk to the terminal.
Directions: From Albany & Points South Follow I-87 north to exit 36. Take a right onto Route 22 heading toward Plattsburgh. Plattsburgh International Airport is 2 miles (3.2 km) up on your right.
From Potsdam and Points West Follow Route 11 east through Malone. Turn right onto Route 190 and follow for 23.4 miles (37.4 km). After 1 mile, turn left onto Route 3/Blake Road. Turn right onto I-87 South. Take I-87 to exit 36. Take a right onto Route 22 heading toward Plattsburgh. Plattsburgh International Airport is 2 miles (3.2 km) up on your right.
You may also check the Airport’s web-site (www.flyplattsburgh.com) for maps and directions.
Lunch/Break Suggestions: AAA Director Crystal Carter and her staff are generously offering to make coffee, water and light refreshments available the morning of the training. Lunch will be “on your own”. There are several restaurants within two or three miles of the airport including Subway, Burger King, Pizza Hut, 99, Butcher Block, Friendly’s etc. A listing of the nearest restaurants and directions will be provided the day of the training. (FYI--the snack bar located in the airport building is only available to ticketed passengers).

Kingston—November 12

Location: Room BRC 121 at the Ulster County Community College’s Business Resource Center at One Development Court, Kingston, NY 12401. Note: space is rather limited at this site, so registering early is suggested.
Directions: From the NYS Thruway Exit 19 (Kingston): From the Thruway traffic circle, take the Broadway/Kingston exit (Chandler Drive, Route 587). At the first traffic light, turn left onto Albany Avenue and continue for 8 traffic lights. The Business Development Center will be located on your left, at One Development Court (the Ulster County office complex). Landmarks on the left include McDonald's and the King's Valley Diner and Pancake House (formerly Texas Diner). The BRC is at the extreme left of the Development Court complex.
From Route 209 North (from Ellenville):
Take the Kingston exit (Route 28 East) to the traffic circle. Take the Broadway/Kingston exit (Chandler Drive, Route 587). At the first traffic light, turn left onto Albany Avenue and continue for 8 traffic lights. The Business Development Center will be located on your left, at One Development Court. Landmarks on the left include McDonald's and the King's Valley Diner and Pancake House (formerly Texas Diner). The BRC is at the extreme left of the Development Court complex.
You may also Google “Business Resource Center Kingston NY” for additional information and directions.
Lunch/Break Suggestions: Lunch and breaks will be “on your own”. There are a number of eateries, including McDonald’s and a diner nearby.


Batavia—November 17

Location: The large conference room at County Building 2, 3837 West Main Street, Batavia, NY.

Directions: From Thruway Exit 48-Batavia, go straight through at the light onto Park Road, approximately .3 miles. Turn left to stay on Park Road (.8 miles). Turn left onto NY 63/Lewiston Road (.2 miles). Turn right onto NY 5/West Main Street road (1.1 miles). There is a sign located by a long driveway leading back to County Building #2.

Lunch/Break Suggestions: AAA Director Pam Whitmore and her staff are graciously offering coffee and light refreshments for participants arriving for the training. For lunch, there are a variety of fast food eateries (KFC, Long John Silver’s, McDonalds and Subway) as well as an Applebee’s and Denny’s restaurants nearby. In addition, there are soda and snack machines available in the County Building for participants who wish to purchase “lighter” items on-site.


Cortland—November 19

Location: The Assembly Room at Cortland Regional Medical Center, 134 Homer Avenue, Cortland, NY 13045. (Note: AAA Director Carol Deloff recommends using the entrance near the Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Once inside, look for the signs for the Assembly Room.)

Directions: The medical center’s web-site (cortlandhospital.org) provides detailed driving directions. When you click on the “Information You Can Use” icon on the left side of the home page, there is a tab for directions on the pull down menu.

Lunch/Break Suggestions: Breaks and lunch will be “on your own.” The Medical Center’s cafeteria is open from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. and coffee can be purchased there before the meeting. The Coffee Shop is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lunch can be purchased in either location.


New York City—December 1

Location: The Auditorium, VISIONS at Selis Manor, 135 West 23rd Street, NY, NY 10011.

Directions: Take the A, C, E, 1, 9 or F subways to 23rd Street. VISIONS at Selis Manor is located on the north side of the street in the middle of the block between 6th and 7th Avenues.

Lunch/Break Suggestions: There are a number of eateries nearby, including a coffee shop. Lunch and breaks will be “on your own”.

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