At the end of 2013, Chicago Bridge turned 10 years old! Help celebrate this milestone by taking a look back at where we have been. Then, please join the conversation about where we are going.
Do you have an interest or passion related to aging that you’d like to share with others? Are you working on an exciting new project relevant to the field that you want to shout about from the rooftops? The Chicago Bridge leadership team encourages you to write an article for the Chicago Bridge Blog, located HERE, front and center on our website.
2011 was a great year for the Chicago Bridge. Let’s celebrate by sharing all of our success. Below lists areas of our work, growth, and success in 2011. A big thanks to all the volunteers of Chicago Bridge including the leadership core past and present, all the event coordinators, the sponsers who provided us food and […]
During the last week in April, more than 4,000 professionals in the field of aging convened in San Francisco for Aging in America, the American Society on Aging’s annual conference. Learn how the Chicago Bridge’s members were represented at this conference.
The six-month Chicago Bridge Mentorship Program pilot matched emerging professionals in the field of aging with seasoned professionals already established as respected names in Chicago’s aging network. The program’s goal included developing the Mentee’s skills, network, and professional confidence. Along the way, the Chicago Bridge Mentorship Program made a meaningful contribution to Chicago’s eldercare workforce.
The Chicago Bridge is excited to announce our 2nd launch of the Mentorship Program. The program is currently seeking interested Seasoned Aging Professionals to become mentors and Emerging Aging Professionals to become mentees. If you are interested in either Mentee or Mentor roles please email Kristen.Palve@gmail.com for an application packet. Applications are due March 1st.
We are coming into a new year and we need your help. The Chicago Bridge blog is looking for editors. As an editor you will work with one writer and review each of their 6 articles throughout 2011. In addition, you may assist with editing other posts that are submitted by Chicago Bridge members. Average articles to be edited by one editor is 6-10 a year. Blog article editing training will be provided, so if you are unsure how to edit a blog post, we will teach you.
The Chicago Bridge recently launched a mentorship program. The Mentorship Program is a six-month pilot that includes 15 mentor-mentee pairs. The mentees are aging professionals with five to seven years experience in the field and are matched with more experienced professional mentors. The pilot Mentorship Program aims to assist emerging professionals break into Chicago’s tight-knit field of aging.
It has been an exhilarating week for the Chicago Bridge at the American Society on Aging (ASA) and National Council on Aging (NCOA) annual conference held at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago, Illinois. The Chicago Bridge leader core had three opportunities to speak to other emerging professionals from all over the nation about the wonderful things the Chicago Bridge members have been doing.
One great benefit for us as emerging professionals is to use this blog as a way to get our name out there. More and more educational materials, information, job leads, etc are found online. With this blog, your story and your experience in aging will be seen by many.