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Connecting With Community Event Inspiring and Fun
By Barbara Hart
Posted on 10/29/2019 2:35 PM
Our special “Connecting With Community” event with two great local speakers on Oct 2nd was a big success! Greeters welcomed each individual attendee and set a friendly vibe that continued through the entire meeting. If you were there, please send any comments to

It started with a warm-up exercise led by Volunteer Colleen which got people talking. Each attendee introduced themselves to someone they didn’t know and asked about 1) their favorite community activity or 2) what they liked most about their community.  There was a lot of energy in the room and it was obvious everyone was enjoying themselves!

Jan Farr, Village Council member and author of Boomers on the Loose™ in Portland, spoke about how retirees and others can find activities to stay involved with their community. Jan also provided a handout and her book was available for purchase.

Cindy Cosenzo, founder of AgeCelebration, shared her philosophy on the importance of community and ways to encourage our aging population to get out and participate in their neighborhoods and cities. Cindy really inspired attendees to start connecting with others!

Good news! Another “Connecting with Community” event will take place sometime early next year. You will want to attend and bring a friend!