Social Activism for Senior Citizens

Free
Sun Nov 17, 2019, 3:00 - 5:00 PM (EST)
170 Main Street, 170 Main Street, Greenfield, MA  

The class will engage participants in discussing their experiences of volunteerism and what kinds of social activism and community building are particularly suited to older people who are aging in their own homes.

Social Activism for Senior Citizens

Trainers: Katharine Baker & Carmen Montes



Katharine Baker Carmen Montes

Katharine Baker, retired family therapist and business consultant, and currently a founder and president of the Board of Directors for Northampton Neighbors, a “virtual village” that promotes aging in place for seniors.

Carmen Montes, who was born in Puerto Rico, finished college there, and then moved to the Northampton with her husband and daughter in 1987. She has worked for numerous organizations in the Valley, has been a medical interpreter for local health care systems, and is currently an outreach coordinator for Northampton Neighbors, managing programs for the senior Latina community here.

Class Description

In this class, Katharine and Carmen will present a model for social activism and volunteerism for senior citizens that is emerging from the national Village Movement. The class will engage participants in discussing their experiences of volunteerism and what kinds of social activism and community building are particularly suited to older people who are aging in their own homes. Come ready to share your experiences, and with questions.

Donations are always welcome and appreciated!

Carmen Montes

Katharine Baker

170 Main Street, 170 Main Street, Greenfield, MA