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The ILI Chapters Network

The "ILI Chapters Network" consists of: ILI chapter coordinators, instructors, facilitators, collaborators, partners, and “Fellows” (i.e., graduates).

This is an international support network of ILI chapters, consisting of professionals in collaborating universities and community organizations who have relevant skills in older adult education, volunteer and leadership development programs, intergenerational programs and practices, and participatory community development.

The ILI Chapters Network is currently being developed. Thus far, it includes several mechanisms for promoting communication and support among ILI chapters, including: a group e-mail/Listserve, Facebook page, a Twitter account (being developed), and this website (which also serves to introduce the ILI program to the public).

Participants of the Oct. 25-26, 2017 workshop, "Establishing an ILI Chapter in Your Locality," laid out the following tentative committee structure:

  • Social Media: Chair: Kathryn VandeLeest. Members: Theresa Southam, Vicky Schneider, and Paula Reif
  • Resource Development: Chair: Matt Kaplan. Members: Polly Benning, Krystal Gillian, Theresa Southam, Delsy Sandoval, and Sharlene Diamond
  • Travel & Learn: Chair: Matt Kaplan. Members: Patty Aguilera, Grace Hampton
  • Program Evaluation: Chair: Matt Kaplan. Members: Patty Aguilera, Theresa Southam, Qiao Li

New committees developed after the Oct. 2017 workshop:

  • Engaging Diverse Communities: Chair: Grace Hampton, Vice-Chair: Sandy Lopez. [Emphasis on developing, testing, and disseminating (to ILI chapters and beyond) intergenerational strategies for promoting intra- and inter-cultural understanding.