Wisdom of Age

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The Wisdom of Age: 

The Wisdom of Age A Guide for Staff

Overview: 

Overview Designed to offer program staff with tools and practices to best recruit, train, and support mentors over the age of 50 Dr. Andrea Taylor, Director of Youth Development and Family Support, Temple University http://templecil.org/ Download both parts by visiting: http://www.mentoring.org/downloads/mentoring_1216.pdf http://www.mentoring.org/downloads/mentoring_1217.pdf

Introduction: 

Introduction Demographic trends Older adults can be ideal mentors Identifying and overcoming challenges “Somehow we have to get older people back close to growing children if we are to restore a sense of community, a knowledge of the past and a sense of the future.” Margaret Mead

Why Recruit 50+ Adults as Mentors?: 

Why Recruit 50+ Adults as Mentors? Numbers Motivation Education Diversity

Understanding Generations: The Silent Generation (1927-1945): 

Understanding Generations: The Silent Generation (1927-1945)

Understanding Generations: Leading Edge Boomers (1946-1955): 

Understanding Generations: Leading Edge Boomers (1946-1955)

Understanding Generations: Trailing Edge Boomers (1956-1964): 

Understanding Generations: Trailing Edge Boomers (1956-1964)

Supporting Older Adults: 

Supporting Older Adults Different life experiences lead to different values and motivations Adaptable leadership styles Generational trends Meredith, Schewe, and Hiam, 2002

Supporting Older Adults: Silent Generation : 

Supporting Older Adults: Silent Generation Personal relationships Personal touch Lines of communication Respected leadership Be open to assets

Supporting Older Adults: Boomer Generation : 

Supporting Older Adults: Boomer Generation Recognize experience and accomplishments Coaching vs. Teaching Public recognition Respected leadership Be open to assets One-to-one relationships

Implications for Monitoring Matches : 

Implications for Monitoring Matches Issue: Technology

Implications for Monitoring Matches : 

Implications for Monitoring Matches Issue: Collaboration vs. Self-Reliance

Implications for Monitoring Matches : 

Implications for Monitoring Matches Issue: Intergenerational values

Implications for Monitoring Matches : 

Implications for Monitoring Matches Issue: Recognition

Capacity-Building Roles: 

Capacity-Building Roles Mentors recruiting mentors Co-facilitating training sessions Planning program activities Coaching new mentors

Implications for Mentor Training: 

Implications for Mentor Training Importance of mentor training Understanding youth culture Imparting information vs. Unleashing knowledge, skills, and experience DuBois, et al, 2002

Adult Learning Principles: 

Adult Learning Principles Structure of Learning Experiences Learning Climate Focus of Learning Teaching-Learning Strategies and Media Stroot, S., et al., 1998

Orientation and Training: 

Orientation and Training Developing a training plan Orientation Pre-Service In-Service

Training Activities: 

Training Activities Several ready-made training ideas in the toolkit Generational Cohorts

Resources: 

Resources Download both parts in their completion at: A Guide for Staff http://www.mentoring.org/downloads/mentoring_1216.pdf A Handbook for Mentors http://www.mentoring.org/downloads/mentoring_1217.pdf

Questions or Comments?: 

Questions or Comments?

Mentor Michigan Staff: 

Mentor Michigan Staff Amber Troupe MM Program Coordinator troupea@michigan.gov 517-241-3493 Ben Gulker MM AmeriCorps*VISTA gulkerb@michigan.gov 517-241-2716

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