Our First Community Care Corps Symposium Was a Success!
In November 2021, USAging, a Community Care Corps partner, hosted a virtual Symposium to promote and elevate awareness of the Community Care Corps initiative and connect with stakeholders. The speaker lineup included federal and congressional leaders, researchers, grantees and other Aging Network experts on caregiving, volunteerism and the value and impact of non-medical assistance. Panel sessions featured fruitful discussion around key resources, on-the-ground experiences, lessons learned and tips for replicating innovative volunteer models. The two-day event concluded with a call to action to encourage attendees and grantees alike to continue developing and enhancing their volunteer models and advocating for lawmaker support for these critical programs. If you were unable to attend the Symposium, visit the Community Care Corps website for speaker information and the full agenda with recording links.
Stay tuned for a comprehensive report USAging will be publishing to capture the breadth of important information and key takeaways presented during the Symposium.