Study Group 1, Aging Successfully Online Facilitator Training 2020
There is a senior housing crisis in this country. In the United States, traditional senior housing options aren’t meeting the needs of older adults. Senior cohousing, or cohousing for 55+, has proven to mitigate loneliness and provide support to keep older adults in their homes for longer without draining government resources. It is a growing problem as Boomers begin to retire and resources are shrinking.
The Study Group 1 Aging Successfully Course (SG1) was developed in Denmark as a way to make seniors aware of the issues around aging and to inspire them to be active in their own aging scenarios. SG1 has proven to be a catalyst in getting senior cohousing communities built on-time and on-budget because groups who go the training have addressed uncertainty and gained trust within other participants in the SG1 course.
For over a decade McCamant & Durrett Architects (MDA) has trained facilitators to do SG1 in their regions. This is the fourth year we are offering the facilitator course online and have had great success. The training includes virtual meetings once per week for 10 weeks and interesting reading assignments. You will receive the Study Group 1 Facilitator and Participant Guides as part of the course fee. During this time, Chuck Durrett will lead conversation, presentations, and Q&As. As a facilitator, you will have access to the facilitator network and MDA will promote your events on social media and our newsletter.
Dates: Wednesdays, Oct 7 – Dec 9, from 9:30 am – 12:30 pm Pacific Standard Time (3 hours)
Cost: Early Bird: $600, After Sept 1: $750
Materials: Study Group 1 Aging Successfully Facilitator and Participant Guide (included in cost); Senior Cohousing Handbook: A Community Approach to Independent Living by Charles Durrett
Requirements: Computer with microphone, headset, and video capabilities; Zoom; GoogleDocs