This article was written by Katie Wade, the senior director of creative engagement at Front Porch, and initially appeared on the Coalition to End Social Isolation and Loneliness website. As Maya Angelou so aptly stated, “A friend may be waiting behind a stranger’s face.” We all start as unfamiliar others before finding ourselves on a
Social Call, thoughtfully matches older adults and volunteers for weekly phone or video visits, often forming bonds beyond friendship.
One aspect of the Creative Aging Symposium that I find the most exciting is that each speaker built upon the speaker before them. They find engaging ways to weave takeaways into their own talk until the symposium becomes a quilt of creative ideas around each event’s central theme.