To Educate-Engage-Empower Older Adults

NEED YOUR SUPPORT TO ATTEND 2020 AGING IN AMERICA (AiA) CONFERENCE!  

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As a registered participant to attend the 2020 AiA Conference, we need your help with conference expenses (e.g., travel, lodging, meals)  March 24 thru March 27, 2020 at the Hyatt Regency, Atlanta, GA!  

The Aging in America Conference brings together a multidisciplinary community of professionals to explore issues, challenges and opportunities in aging.  The theme for 2020 "...Examining the Needs of Today's Diverse Older Adults..."

Click here  for more conference information!

As a participant of 2020 AiA Conference will: 

ENRICH my knowledge to continue to expand our upcoming 2020 social wellness programs for the elderly and caregivers. 

MAKE connections with others who are working to make the world a better place for the elderly to remain in the community (also known as aging in place).

REFRESH my knowledge and learn from some of the most respected leaders and my peers in the field of aging, and the opportunity to take replicable practices to continue to expand our social wellness program and continue to educate, engage and empower the elderly and family caregivers through cultivating character development; social engagement; and utilizing their talents in the arts of comedy, music, poetry and drama.    

STAY current and understand new models and languages of aging, and the new ways of preparing for elderly services during the multiple changes in our society.

RECHARGE, energize and rejuvenate my spirit and gain new perspectives in supporting the needs of older adults in a naturally occurring community, where people are aging in place.    

EARN Continuing Education Credits.

Our campaign is to help with conference expenses for a five-day opportunity to learn best practices and gain insights from professional in the field of aging of better ways to continue to serve and expand our audiences through the Silver Citizens Social Wellness Program.   

OUR COMMUNITY CONCERNS –

·        The care of the naturally occurring retirement community, where people are aging in place and desire to remind in their community.

·        To help family caregivers manage the responsibility of caregiving.

·        To focus on the effects of health challenges that affects both family and elderly (etc., loneliness, depression, social isolation and early stages memory loss).


POPULATION DEMOGRAPHICS – 2016 – 2021 Census 
(Marion County Senior Life Information - The Nielsen Company Pop-Facts Premier 2016)

·        Age 65 & older

o   113,184 resides in Marion County

o   38,000 have disability

·        2021 Population Projection

o   137,000 and growing

o   Increase of 14%

INSIDE INDY INTERVIEW with Kelly Vaughn (aired October 6, 2019)


WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT!  DONATIONS OF ANY AMOUNT ARE APPRECIATED.  

Donations of $100 or more will be acknowledged in our social media platform. 

For tax write-off, W9 form provided upon request.

All Donors will receive: Thank you note;  Welcome invitation to attend our 2020 Silver Citizens Social Wellness Program with guests (RSVP Required Below/month).

 HIGHLIGHTS OF OUR MONTHLY SILVER CITIZENS SOCIAL WELLNESS!                                                                          
2019 SILVER CITIZENS SOCIAL WELLNESS COLLAGE - Social wellness programs for the elderly and their caregiver to come together and be educated, engaged and empowered through therapeutic intervention health; physical, spiritual, social, emotional and intellectual wellness.   

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Our Silver Citizens Social Wellness Program has been the genesis of combating social isolation and loneliness and is a unique platform where the outcome can be presented at a future ASA Conference in a matter of a poster presentation.

December 14, 2019 Silver Citizens Social Wellness - 3rd Annual Caregivers Appreciation! 
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Our Sincere Thanks  To Our Sponsors, Donors and Volunteers For An Amazing 2019!
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2020 SAVE THE DATES FOR UPCOMING SILVER CITIZENS SOCIAL WELLNESS!!
Click below for 2020 event dates and to RSVP!
RSVP! Click Here


REAL PEOPLE REAL VOICES INTERVIEW (Aired 09/21/2018)
Many thanks to Ms Faith McKinney, Pastor James W Jackson & Dr Wayne Moore!
Click here to for:   
PERSONAL INTERVIEW


ABOUT ME!

As the Founder of Mind-Body-Soul Connection LLC inception five years ago, I am influenced by a God-given vision and a heartfelt passion for serving older adults and their caregivers, with the focus of culture and talents in the arts to combat social isolation and loneliness. 

Having the privilege to serve the naturally occurring retirement communities, where people are aging in place, respectfully has blessed me to reach a peak of fulfillment  physically, socially, spiritually, emotionally and intellectually.  Knowing that, the most significant component to quality of life is human connection, that's saying that we have served 920 older adults and caregivers in the last four years through our Silver Citizens Social Wellness Programs (SCSWP) presented with local musicians, comedians and a meal, and provides the opportunity for the elderly with health challenges and early stages of memory loss to come together to mingle, be inspired through comedy and entertainment and to share their talents, which has helped enhance quality of life and combat social isolation and loneliness.   

Our goal is to broadened the perspectives of aging in place and create an environment to continue to expand our aging audiences through the Silver Citizens Social Wellness Program.   Our SCSWP is inherently unique,  in that it helps older adults and caregivers to have great impact on one another, rekindle family relationships and maintain a sense of purpose to build and restore relationships. 

The high impact of our social wellness program is with and through organizations and volunteers outside myself to create more impact in the community than I ever could have achieved alone.  

We have a collaborative partnership with Edna Martin Christian Center.  They are a community service organization who serves the low-income elderly population in the Martindale-Brightwood naturally occurring retirement community (NORC), where people are aging in place in Indianapolis, IN.

We will continue to maintain a sense of community connections through collaborative partnership with Edna Martin Christian Center with financial support from community partners, grants, sponsorships and in-kind donations and services.  As our sponsorship continues to grow, one of our goals is to be able to provide honorarium to our guest presenters, entertainers and volunteers.   

If your donation and this gofundme campaign  have crossed in delivery, thank you for your generosity! Together let's make a difference in the lives of older adults and family caregivers.

THANK YOU!
Janet Mackins

Visit our website: www.connect2mbs.com

"Ask and it shall be given you..." Matthew 7:7 (KJV)



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Janet Mackins 
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Indianapolis, IN
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