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(3) Involving Associations of older people
Posted August 25th, 2009 - 12:59 pm by from Pentre, Wales (Permalink)

There are across Europe (and probably elsewhere as well) associations of older people.

Gven that, for me, CS is about meeting people as well as avoiding the expense and social isolation offered by the hotel industry, I would be very happy to meet such groups to discuss CS or other topics of potential common interest. Such groups are usually looking for speakers - and for groups which are outward looking (which is by no means all of them) then visitors from other countries would be particularly welcome.

One deterent to older people joining CS is the risk involved in inviting strangers into their houses. This type of contact would be extremely low risk. Such contacts could also lead to older people joining as individual members.

Eddy

PS. I checked the rules on the login page and couldn't see anything which prevents associations from joining as "more than one person".



Posted August 27th, 2009 - 3:15 pm by from Charlotte, United States (Permalink)
Hi Eddy,
don't quite now where you like to go with this postings if you create a link it would be better........so I can it posted somewhere else.
Cheers Aarnexia

Posted February 27th, 2010 - 4:45 am by from Lawrenceville, United States (Permalink)
Eddy,

I've shared this info with Aarnexia recently and now I'll give you same news:

www.aarp.org has some 2,400 chapters within the USA for which regular meetings are held monthly. This is probably the best means of introducing CS to them (an avoid any Washington DC bureau/HQ politics).

I believe that with time there could be a significant influx of 50s+ members from this single organization that is highly organized and counts nearly 40 million membership (500,000 hold residence outside USA).

That's just an American organization. I'm not familiar with the many others around the globe. Once CS has 501(c)3 status attained we may be able to obtain grant funding for a specific pursuit of membership and services for elder citizens.

We have an abundance of "baby boomers" that can relate to the CS mission and if I had time and resources to devote I'd already be leading the charge in this area.

You can count on me for limited contributions as I'm presently working to regain financial footing (steady career). Thank you for your efforts!

Cheers,

Keith

Posted March 2nd, 2010 - 3:17 am by from Charlotte, United States (Permalink)
Eddy are you still active?
Cheers
Aarnexia