Thursday, 13 April 2017
Become a Support System for Isolated Seniors and Adults with Disabilities
The Friendly Visitor Program recruits and trains caring community members to participate in a countywide program that benefits older adults and adults with disabilities who are frail, isolated, and have a limited support system. As a volunteer, you can help this vulnerable population to secure access to necessary health care and social services, as well as offer social and emotional support.
We are in need of Friendly Visitors who are bilingual in English, Spanish and Vietnamese. Contact Celine Castellano at 714-352-8837 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Counsel and Advocate for Medicare Rights and Benefits
Do you have good communication skills (bilingual skills are especially needed), peer counseling ability, and advocacy potential? We are looking for qualified candidates to become HICAP Volunteer Counselors. Our HICAP Counselors provide unbiased, individualized counseling to help Medicare recipients maximize benefits, understand health plan choices and resolve the denial of services.
We are in need of HICAP Counselors who are bilingual in English, Spanish, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog or Farsi. Contact Mary Ozurovich at 714-560-0432 or email@example.com
Become an Advocate for Senior Rights
There are over 28,000 long-term care residents in Orange County who live within 1,100 facilities. As an Ombudsman volunteer, you will make unannounced, regular visits to long-term care facilities. Your training will help you develop the skills necessary to advocate for the residents and to help them resolve their concerns. Ombudsmen provide the security of a caring advocate and assert the rights of a long-term care resident, particularly when a family member is not present.
We are in need of Ombudsmen who are bilingual in English, Spanish, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, and Farsi. Contact Patricia Johnson at 714-479-0107 x 216 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Stand Up Against Stigma by becoming a Mental Health Advocate
Nationwide, one in four older adults experiences mental health challenges including depression and anxiety. As a ReConnect volunteer, you can offer emotional support and make a positive impact in the lives of our local seniors by sharing various skills, from public speaking and group facilitation to one-on-one participant support and community advocate.
We are in need of ReConnect Volunteers who are bilingual in English, Spanish, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog and Chinese. Contact Christine Tran-Le at 714-479-0107 x 416 or email@example.com
Wednesday, 5 April 2017
The Orange County Strategic Plan for Aging Addresses Healthcare, Transportation, Food Security, Housing, Elder Abuse Prevention, Social Engagement, Funding and Other Issues
Orange County’s community leaders and cities have united to form the Orange County Strategic Plan for Aging (OCSPA). OCSPA was created to address the challenges facing our rapidly aging population. Within the next 15 years, OC’s senior population will grow by 63%, with Orange County being among the fastest growing aging counties in America.
OCSPA has acknowledged the issues the county’s aging population is facing with growing frequency and has identified 10 key initiatives to improve the lives of older adults within an 18-month timeframe. While there have been multiple efforts to gather data across sectors, this will be the first strategic plan since 1998 to identify the areas of greatest need and coordinate multiple resources to address those needs.
“This is the first time where Orange County will have leaders from different organizations and funders all invested in this type of plan, working collaboratively to move the needle and secure resources for aging adults” said Supervisor Lisa Bartlett, who is among those spearheading the Orange County Strategic Plan for Aging.
We have an opportunity to draw attention to the need for community support and recognition that successful aging is the result of social policies that actively enable older adults to remain active and engaged. “It is important for Orange County’s philanthropic community to understand the impact of our changing demographics and how important the role of philanthropy is in meeting the needs of our older adult population” explains Todd Hanson, Vice President of Orange County Community Foundation’s Center for Engaged Philanthropy. With that thought in mind, an awareness campaign begins today with the launch of the website www.ocagingplan.org. The site outlines the plan’s 10 key initiatives and will be followed by print, online and social media advertising.
About the Orange County Strategic Plan for Aging (OCSPA)
The Orange County Strategic Plan for Aging is guided by an ongoing planning body comprised of community leaders: Orange County Supervisor Lisa Bartlett, Alzheimer’s Orange County, CalOptima, Abrazar, Inc., SeniorServ, Age Well Senior Services, Council on Aging – Southern California, OC Health Care Agency, OC Office on Aging, OC Transportation Authority, Irvine Health Foundation, Hoag Community Benefit, Senior Citizens Advisory Council, Jamboree Housing, Integrity Housing, OC United Way and the Orange County Community Foundation. Cities actively involved in the OCSPA initiative include: Anaheim, Buena Park, Costa Mesa, Fountain Valley, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Irvine, La Habra, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, Mission Viejo, Newport Beach, Santa Ana, Tustin, and Westminster.
Thursday, 9 March 2017
The Council on Aging-Southern California (COASC) hosted an evening with the photographers on March 7th for its 4th Annual Aging as Art Photography Show. The Aging as Art Photography Show is a photographic journey celebrating the diversity, dignity, and beauty of the aging experience. Through the artistic expressions of professional and amateur photographers, this juried show affirms the wisdom and character achieved from a life well lived.
We embarked upon Aging as Art with little knowledge about photography contests. This past winter, 200 photographs from amateur and professional photographers were submitted and anonymously judged by our distinguished panel of jurors. The panel consisted of 6 accomplished and recognized professional artists including Michele Cardon, Director of Photography for the Orange County Register, Jacques Garnier, President of The Legacy Project, Laurie Mirman, Founder and President of Site Services, Rita Swanson, graphic designer and illustrator, and decorated photographers, Laurel Hungerford and Barbara White.
“Each year the show is different, evoking different emotions and thoughts. The work of every photographer is breathtaking. The photographs in the 2017 Aging as Art Show capture a story and we hope to alter our perceptions of aging.” – Lisa Wright Jenkins, CEO & President, Council on Aging – Southern California
Of the 200 photographs submitted, 10 received an award, including a first place, second place, third place and two honorable mentions, and 52 were selected to be displayed for a total of 62 photographs.
“Today, with digital photography everyone can be a photographer. However, so few photos are printed and enjoyed for more than an instant on the small screens of our phones, tablets and laptops. This is why it is such an honor for our photographers to have a print of their perception of aging displayed at the Bowers Museum.” – Lisa Wright Jenkins, CEO & President, Council on Aging – Southern California
2017 Professional and Amateur Winning Photographers:
Left to Right: James Nordstrom – 3rd Place Winner, Pedro Oliveira – 2nd Place & Hon. Mention Winner, Raul Lozano – 1st Place Winner, Leslie Bird – Hon,. Mention Winner
Left to Right: Terry Globerson-Hon,. Mention Winner, Jamshid Goshtasbipour-2nd Place & 3rd Place Winner; Robert Bevacqua ( stand in for Colleen Bevacqua-1st Place Winner)
Partners and Sponsors
COASC would like to pay special thanks to the Bowers Museum and Newport Beach Public Library.
For their contributions, the COASC would also like to thank our sponsors: the Council on Aging – Southern California Board of Directors, First American, 24Hr. HomeCare and Aaron Brothers.
Some Pictures from the Reception:
Thursday, 3 November 2016
How do you perceive aging today? Is it the thriving lifestyle of seniors taking on new careers, volunteering or being physically active? Or is it the traditional notion of the harsher realities of aging? The Council on Aging-Southern California invites all amateur and professional photographers, 18 years of age or older residing in Southern California, to use their imagination and share their vision and unique interpretation of the aging experience.
COASC’s Aging as Art Photography Show will be juried by a panel of distinguished judges. The selected entries will be displayed for an extended engagement March 7-19, 2017 at one of California’s finest museums, the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana. Selected photographs will also be displayed at the Newport Beach Central Library Summer 2017. The Aging as Art Photography Show will depict the diversity, dignity, and challenges of what living a long life means today.
Scroll down to see submissions from previous years.
PANEL OF JURORS
We are privileged to have an esteemed panel of jurors to view the entries and select the contest winners.
Michele Cardon, Director of Photography,Orange County Register
Jacques Garnier, Artist President of The Legacy Project
Laurel Hungerford, Photographer
Laurie Mirman Founder/President, Site Services
Rita Swanson, Graphic Designer, Illustrator
Barbara White, Photographer
The Council on Aging-Southern California Aging as Art Juried Photography Show is grateful to our partners and sponsors who have contributed to an impressive prize list with a total value of over $1,875.00 Entrants have the opportunity to win one Grand Prize, one Second Prize, one Third Prize, or one of two Honorable Mentions. This year the contest will feature a professional and an amateur category.
Professional Photographer Definition: A professional photographer is someone who is consistently compensated for their photographic work.
Amateur Photographer Definition: An “amateur” photographer is someone that takes photos for fun and passion.
Professional Prize Package:
1) Grand Prize – $500
2) Second Prize -$375
3) Third Prize – $250
4) 2 Honorable Mentions – $75 each
Amateur Prize Package:
1) Grand Prize – $250
2) Second Prize – $150
3) Third Prize – $100
4) 2 Honorable Mentions – $50 each
A selected group of submissions will also be included in the Aging as Art show at the Bowers Museum and Newport Beach Central Library. This group will not be eligible for a cash prize.
SUBMIT YOUR PHOTOS
Photos must be submitted using Smarter Entry beginning on December 1, 2016.
Submission deadline is January 23, 2017.
$25 for up to 3 images (additional images are $10 each) submitted by January 23, 2017.
PHOTO CONTEST: RULES, TERMS, AND CONDITIONS
COASC invites anyone residing in Southern California who is passionate about photography to enter the Aging as Art Juried Photography Show.
You must read the following rules, terms, and conditions before submitting any photos!
SECTION 1. WHO MAY ENTER
All amateur or professional photographers residing in Southern California Zip Codes 90000-93599 who are at least 18 years of age as of the date of image submission are eligible.
PARTICIPATION IN THIS CONTEST IS NOT AVAILABLE TO PHOTOGRAPHERS RESIDING OUTSIDE OF THE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ZIP CODES STATED ABOVE OR WHERE REGISTRATION OR BONDING ARE REQUIRED, THIS CONTEST IS VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.
SECTION 2. WHAT TO ENTER
Open to all photographic imagery that can be defined as “How do you perceive aging today?” as interpreted by the entrant. One subject in the composition must be a senior which is broadly defined as an individual 65 and over.
Entries may originate in any format including, but not limited to digital files, digital prints, color transparencies, color prints, or black and white prints — so long as they are submitted electronically.
Previously published material for which non-exclusive rights were granted may be entered as long as you still maintain the right to grant Council on Aging-Southern California a license (see Your Rights).
For a photo in which a person is recognizable, you must secure a model release from the subject or, in the case of a minor, the subject’s parent or guardian and be prepared to provide it to Council on Aging-Southern California upon request if your photo is selected. You do not need to submit it at the time of entry. Model Release
Each submitted photograph, in its entirety, must be a single work of original material taken by the Contest entrant. By entering the Contest, entrant warrants that the submitted photograph(s) is an original work created solely by the entrant, that the photograph does not infringe on the copyrights, trademarks, moral rights, rights of privacy/publicity or intellectual property rights of any person or entity, and that no other party has any right, title, claim or interest in the photograph. Photos that violate or infringe upon another person’s copyright are not eligible.
All photographs should accurately reflect the subject matter and the scene as it appeared. Photos that have been digitally altered beyond standard optimization (removal of dust, cropping, reasonable adjustments to exposure, color and contrast, etc.) will be disqualified. Multiple exposures that have been combined to produce a single “High Dynamic Range” image are acceptable. Images that do not meet these requirements may or may not be judged at the sole discretion of the Panel of Jurors.
There are no restrictions on eligibility regarding the date or the location the photograph was taken.
The photographs entered must not, in the sole discretion of the Council on Aging-Southern California, contain obscene, defamatory, or otherwise objectionable content. Entries deemed inappropriate will be ineligible.
SECTION 3. HOW TO ENTER
Each photo must be submitted electronically. No mail-in entries will be accepted.
Each entry consists of an entry form, an entry fee, and up to three images. Additional images may be submitted for $10 per image. There is no limit to the number of submissions per entrant.
Please CAREFULLY read the WHAT TO ENTER section of this document prior to submitting your photograph(s) for this show. No refunds will be given!
Questions and inquiries about entering can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
SECTION 3.1 REGISTRATION
Each entrant must set up an account on the contest registration site and registers for the show “Council on Aging-Southern California Contest: Aging as Art.” An email confirmation will be sent to the email address affiliated with the entrant’s account.
Follow the online instructions to upload and submit images.
To submit more than three images, an additional entry form is NOT required. Simply log into your account on the registration site and select “Buy Additional Images.”
SECTION 3.2 IMAGE FORMAT
– 72 ppi resolution
– 1,280 pixels on the longest side
– sRGB or RGB color space (standard) with layers flattened
– 8 bit mode
– JPG format with compression at level 7 (at minimum)
– less than 3MB total size
If your image is selected for display at the Aging as Art show, you will be required to submit a photographic print and signed model release. Winning entrants will be sent instructions for the submission of the final print after the juried submissions are selected.
SECTION 3.3 FILE NAMING
To avoid image upload errors, you can ONLY use alphanumeric characters with a period preceding the file name.
Please INCLUDE YOUR NAME in the file name. Example: Jake Snider My Parents.jpg.
DO NOT USE any punctuation or special characters such as ! @ # $ % ^ & * ( ) + ? / ” ~
SECTION 4. ENTRY DEADLINES AND FEES
Entries are accepted beginning December 1, 2016 at 9:00 am Pacific Standard Time (PST) and ends on January 23, 2017 at 5:00 pm (PST).
All entries must be received by 5:00 pm PST on January 23, 2017, to be eligible.
A standard fee of $25 applies to entries of up to three photos beginning 9:00 am PST on December 1, 2016 through 5:00 pm PST on January 23, 2017.
SECTION 5. JUDGING
Images will be judged online based on originality, technical excellence, composition, overall impact, and artistic merit.
All decisions made by the Panel of Jurors are final. The Council on Aging-Southern California shall determine winner eligibility in its sole and absolute discretion.
Winners will be selected on or about January 26, 2016, and notified by email on or about January 29, 2017.
SECTION 6. YOUR RIGHTS
You will retain all rights to any photograph you submit, including ownership if applicable. By submitting your image in the contest, you grant Council on Aging-Southern California a nonexclusive right, in perpetuity, to:
- Use your name, city, state in Council on Aging-Southern California promotions and publications, in connection with the current and any future Photo Contest,
- Subject to the rights of the photographer, use your image on partner and third party promotions and publications in connection with the current and any future Photo Contest, event, auction, newsletter, COASC webpage or any COASC publication or communication,
- Subject to the rights of the photographer, keep the files provided, and to archive the images in electronic forms, so that your photos can be used by COASC as stated in I and II above.
For any photograph used under the terms of this agreement, Council on Aging-Southern California shall give credit to the photographer as feasible.
SECTION 7. YOUR PRIVACY
We respect your privacy. Council on Aging-Southern California will not sell, rent or exchange your e-mail address.
SECTION 8. LEGAL CONDITIONS
This Contest is subject to federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Certain restrictions may apply. Entries void if Council on Aging-Southern California determines the entry to not be an original, or if the entries are illegible, incomplete, damaged, irregular, altered, counterfeit, produced in error or obtained through fraud or theft.
Participants also agree:
(a) to be bound by these Official Rules;
(b) that the decisions of the Panel of Jurors are final on all matters relating to the Contest; and
(c) if he/she is selected for display in the Aging As Art show, the Council on Aging-Southern California may use each winner’s name, city, state, and photograph in any publicity or advertising relating to current or future Contests.
All federal, state and local taxes on prizes are the sole responsibility of the prize winners.
Council on Aging-Southern California, in its sole discretion, reserves the right not to award all prizes in the event that the number of submissions does not meet the minimum judging criteria.
In the event that the selected winner(s) of any prize are/is ineligible or refuses the prize, the prize will be forfeited and Council on Aging-Southern California, in its sole discretion, may choose whether to award the prize to another entrant.
Council on Aging-Southern California reserves the right to adjust any deadline(s) as the result of causes beyond its immediate control.
SECTION 9. THIRD PARTY RELEASES
Upon Council on Aging-Southern California’s request, each entrant must be prepared to provide a signed written model release from all persons who appear in the photograph submitted, authorizing us to reproduce, distribute, display and create derivative works of the photograph entry in connection with and promotion of Aging as Art, in any media now or hereafter.
In addition, upon Council on Aging-Southern California’s request, each entrant must be prepared to provide a signed written release from the copyright owner of any sculpture, artwork or other copyrighted material that appears in the photograph entry, authorizing us to reproduce, distribute, display and create derivative works of the photograph in connection with and promotions of Aging as Art. Failure to provide such releases upon request may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner.
SECTION 9.1 LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
By participating, entrants agree to release, discharge and hold harmless Council on Aging-Southern California and each of its partners, affiliates, agents and its employees, directors, and representatives, including volunteers, from any claims, losses, damages, or other liabilities arising out of their participation in Aging as Art or any Contest-related activities and the acceptance and use, misuse, or possession of any prize awarded hereunder.
Council on Aging-Southern California assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, or delay in operation or transmission; communications line failure; theft or destruction of or unauthorized access to Contest entries or entry forms; or alteration of entries or entry forms. Council on Aging-Southern California is not responsible for any problems with or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any electronic submission to be received on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, human errors of any kind, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to entrants’ or any other persons’ computers related to or resulting from participation, uploading or downloading of any materials related to this Contest.
SECTION 10. RIGHT TO CANCEL OR SUSPEND CONTEST
If for any reason Aging as Art is not capable of running as planned, due to infection by computer virus, bugs, worms, trojan horses, denial of service attacks, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of the Council on Aging-Southern California that corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this contest, the Council on Aging-Southern California reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual(s) who tamper with the entry process, and/or to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the contest. If Council on Aging-Southern California elects to cancel or terminate Aging as Art, Council on Aging-Southern California will not retain any rights in the submitted photographs and will return the entry fees.
SECTION 11. NOTICE TO INDIVIDUALS: REMOVAL FROM MAILING LIST
Any individual may elect to unsubscribe from email lists. To elect to have an individual’s name excluded from such communications, select “unsubscribe” from the link in the Council on Aging-Southern California email. You may also contact (714) 479-0107 to request removal.
SECTION 12. QUESTIONS
Questions and inquiries about Contest can be emailed to email@example.com.
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