February 17, 2011

Approximately 70 people heard about tools and strategies that Elders in Action has found extremely useful when conducting outreach to diverse communities, particularly with senior citizens. With a presentation that included an engaging hearing test exercise, EIA Exec. Director Vicki Hersen described obstacles seniors typically face and ways outreach can be strengthened. Her suggestions ranged from using 14 point fonts to creating ongoing relationships between specific staffmembers and communities. Read a  summary_of_outreach_tools_and_strategies (25.03 KB) that Vicki presented. 

Special thanks to presenter Vicki Hersen and CIC members Gary Marschke who moderated the panel, and Pat Hanson and her husband who welcomed attendees.

Summary of Outreach Tools and Strategies: CIC Diversity Outreach Workshop with Elders in Action