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Nazareth Student to Host Conference on Aging: Social Change Through Intergenerational Dialogue

Published September 04, 2014

Nazareth College student Danielle Mensing is hosting the Conference on Aging: Social Change Through Intergenerational Dialogue on Sunday, September 28, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Forum of the Otto A. Shults Center. The conference will feature a guest panel, including CEOs and active members of the elderly community, to address how younger generations can develop solutions and create lasting impacts on the aging community. All generations from a variety of different backgrounds will brainstorm ideas and goals while networking with others to create opportunities to make services more efficient for older adults. Please register at, space is limited to the first 100 community members. Nazareth College is located at 4245 East Avenue, Rochester, N.Y., 14618. For further information, please contact Danielle Mensing at or Adam Lewandowski at

Mensing is a senior communications and media major at Nazareth and is a commitment maker for the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U). By providing assistance to her family when her grandmother was recovering from a brain injury, Mensing realized the need for younger generations to advocate on behalf of older adults. CGI U has provided her with a platform to make a difference in many communities to sustain effective elder care.

Social Change Through Intergenerational Dialogue is designed to address current problems with care and to engage networking between attendees to develop goals and solutions. Attendees will leave with a handful of tools to make an impact in their communities. Below is the agenda for the conference:

  • 1 p.m. The Panel:
    • Ann Marie Cook (Lifespan, CEO)
    • Teresa Galbier (Alzheimer’s Association Rochester and Finger Lakes Chapter, CEO)
    • Dr. Allen Power (Geriatrician, Author, and Eden Mentor)
    • Mary Ann Curry (Resident of Beatrice Place)
    • 2:10 p.m. Intergenerational Dialogue:
      • Attendees will go to their respective reserved seat and meet with tablemates, share reflection cards, and discuss topics.

About CGI U

CGI U brings together college students to address global challenges with practical, innovative solutions. CGI U participants do more than simply discuss problems – they take concrete steps to solve them by creating action plans, building relationships, participating in hands-on workshops, and following up with CGI U as they complete their projects. Previous CGI U meetings have taken place at Tulane University, the University of Texas at Austin, the University of Miami, the University of California at San Diego, the George Washington University, and Washington University in St. Louis, and have convened more than 5,500 students from over 800 schools and 135 countries. To learn more, visit

Nazareth College’s academic strengths cross an unusually broad spectrum of 60 majors, including education, health and human services, management, the fine arts, music, theater, math and science, foreign languages, and the liberal arts. The coeducational, religiously independent, classic campus in a charming suburb of Rochester, N.Y., challenges and supports 2,300 undergrads and 700 graduate students. Nazareth is recognized nationally for its Fulbright global student scholars and commitment to civic engagement. Rigorous programs, an uncommon arts and sciences core, experiential learning, career skills, and a global focus prepare graduates for not just one job, but for their life’s work.