Interdisciplinary Center on Aging
Who We Are
Established in 2009, the California State University, Chico (CSU, Chico) Interdisciplinary Center on Aging (ICOA) is conceptualized to fulfill the ever-growing aging needs of Northern California. Like climate change, the “graying” of America is another fundamental change in our world. With the assets and unique characteristics of CSU, Chico and its service region, the ICOA strives towards developing and demonstrating the best practices for meeting the challenges and maximizing the opportunities of an aging society.
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ICOA presents Coffee Connections and Film Series
Archived ICOA Coffee Connections can be viewed here.
Below is a link to the Resilient performance I spoke of at the ICOA Board Meeting last Friday. This is a rough cut, following which a documentary film is being produced by CSU, Chico Academic Technologies and will be available in June. The final cut will be a little easier to watch and will more completely tell the story of this exciting community residency between the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute and University Public Events (UPE).
In brief, since you don’t yet have the benefit of the documentary narrative, OLLI partnered in February with artists/dancers from the Joe Goode Performance Group, who were here as part of a UPE-sponsored residency. Joe Goode and his dancers interviewed five OLLI members about how they’ve overcome obstacles in their lives—from death of child to cancer, divorce, and other challenges. Joe Goode and team took these transcripts, returned to their SF-based studio, and developed an interpretive dance with spoken word and song taken directly, word-for-word, from these amazing interviews! 300+ OLLI members, plus 18 members of the School of Social Work, including Celeste Jones, attended the performance on March 25. Needless to say, not a dry eye in the house!
I’ll be sure to get documentary to you when it’s released. Enjoy!