Posted: Tuesday, May 22nd 2012 at 11:38am
The Wisdom Project launches
By Marc Eggers Staff
GAINESVILLE – One of VISION 2030’s "15 Big Ideas" was kicked off this morning in a joint conference held by the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce and the Brenau University Center for Lifetime Study.
Known as "The Wisdom Project", the program hopes to recruit and prepare retired and semi-retired individuals over the age of fifty to share their wisdom, experiences, and talents in creative ways through action and advocacy on behalf of Hall County.
Meg Nivens, Executive Director of Vision 2030 said, "Gainesville-Hall County has a Senior Leadership Program that is considered to be a national model. The community is utilizing the experience and expertise of the growing 55 and older population."
Tracing its roots back to 2005, Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce President Kit Dunlap said, "The Wisdom Project is one of the fifteen projects that came out of the Senior Leadership Program."
Melissa Tymchuck, representing Northeast Georgia Health System, is co-chair of the Senior Leadership Program. "Applications are available on the Vision2030 website (editor note: a link is available below), the deadline is June 29th…the first session is August 24th."
Participants are expected to attend seven sessions. Sessions are held the 2nd and 4th Friday of the month and run from 10AM to 4PM.
More information about Vision2030 is available at their website. A link to that site is provided below.
Link: VISION 2030 website
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