Community_OpenHouseAARP in Seattle is a key sponsor of the upcoming 2014 Community Connections Conference, “Moving from I to We,” set for Thursday, June 26. The daylong event is part of an initiative by the nonprofit agency Senior Services, called Aging Your Way, to help older people shift from a focus on individual needs to ways of working together.

During the conference, facilitator Jim Diers, a community development expert, will discuss how to view family and community as a support system and how to create valuable intergenerational and multicultural connections. With a focus on motivating attendees, the conference will include stories from community members who have overcome obstacles and showcase projects that illustrate successful partnerships among people, nonprofits, businesses and government.

Open to citizens, nonprofits, and government and business leaders, the conference will be held at the Brockey Conference Center at South Seattle Community College, 6000 16th Ave. SW, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. It will be followed by an hourlong World Dance Party, where participants can learn four international dances. The cost of the event is $25, which includes lunch.

For more information, or to register, go to seniorservices.org/agingyourway. —Dana Neuts

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