Formed in 2009, the Council for Lifelong Engagement (CLLE) is dedicated to ending ageism while imparting the wisdom of elders to school children of all ages. Residents speak to classes on a variety of topics, from art to education to business. Currently, the CLLE program works with four Cincinnati area schools.
Seniors are available to speak on a wide array of topics. Contact Laura Lamb at (513) 272-5555, Ext. 6606 for more information about inviting a resident to speak to your class, group or organization.
The Council for Life Long Engagement encourages and enables elders to share their knowledge and talents with school children to reverse any negative aspects of ageism.
2014-15 was the fifth year in our partnership between Nativity and the Council for Life Long Engagement (CLLE). In October 2013, Nativity and Episcopal Retirement Services (ERS), founder of CLLE, were recognized nationally for their innovative program designed to change the perception of older adults among school age children. Stefanie Kathman, 5th grade teacher, and Laura Lamb, ERS executive and mother of 6th grader, Jake, presented the results from the last two years at the LeadingAge conference in Denver, Colorado. The highlight of the presentation was the qualitative data about the impact of the program based on interviews with Nativity’s current and past students. Stefanie and Laura interviewed Nativity students to hear first-hand what impact CLLE is having on the student’s perception of elders. The results are dramatic: we are changing how our students view elders. Hear what the students say for yourself by watching the videos below.
Learn what’s happening with CLLE! The newsletter is produced throughout the year, offering readers a glimpse into what CLLE participants are doing in classrooms across Greater Cincinnati. Information about combating ageism is also often available.