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14
Jun

Aging in the 21st Century

By Rachel L. West
Advocacy & Community Outreach Consultant

Aging in the 21st Century is the topic for this weeks #MacroSW Twitter Chat. We will be joined by guest expert Dr. Nathalie P. Jones.

Possible discussion questions for the #MacroSW chat:

  • When you were younger how did “aging” look to you?
  • As you got older, how did your impression of aging change?
  • What age is considered the late adulthood phase?
  • What does aging look like to you in the 21st Century?
  • What impact does the younger generation have on the aging population?
  • How has technology impacted the aging population currently, like social media?
  • How can social workers support the aging population in the 21st century?

You can read the full chat announcment on the MacroSW blog. The chat starts Thursday at 6:00 PM PT/9:00 PM ET.

#MacroSW is a collaboration of social workers, organizations, social work schools, and individuals working to promote macro social work practice. Macro social work practice focuses on changing larger systems, such as communities and organizations. It encompasses a broad spectrum of actions and ideas, ranging from community organizing and education to legislative advocacy and policy analysis.

Chat Partners:

Association for Community Organization and Social Administration (ACOSA), @acosaorg
Kristin Battista-Frazee, MSW, Author and Marketing Consultant, @porndaughter
Laurel Hitchcock, PhD, Assistant Professor of Social Work, University of Alabama at Birmingham, @laurelhitchcock
Stephen Cummings, ACSW, LISW, Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Iowa School of Social Work, @spcummings
Pat Shelly, MSW, Director of Community Engagement and Expansion, University at Buffalo School of Social Work, @ubssw and @PatShellySSW
Rachel L. West, LMSW, The Political Social Worker, @poliSW
Sunya Folayan, MSW, ACSW, founder/executive director, The Empowerment Project, Inc., @SunyaFolayan
Vilissa Thompson, LMSW, Founder of @RampYourVoice, Disability Rights Consultant and Advocate, Macro Social Worker @VilissaThompson Blog: http://rampyourvoice.com/
Karen Zgoda, MSW, LCSW, Instructor of Social Work at Simmons College, @karenzgoda
Media Partners:

Linda Grobman and The New Social Worker Magazine – We welcome The New Social Worker Magazine (@newsocialworker) as our new media partner! The New Social Worker is the award-winning social work careers magazine founded by Linda Grobman in 1994. Website www.socialworker.com . This online magazine features practical articles on social work, ethics, field placement, practice issues and specialties, technology in social work and more.

Posted by Rachel L. West

In addition to being the founder of The Political Social Worker blog, I am a consultant. My consulting practice offers advocacy and community outreach solutions to nonprofits, social good organizations, and private practitioners. Additionally, I offer career coaching to macro social work students and professionals.

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