Socially inclusive gatherings and activities are a great way for people to learn from one another, honor what each has to offer and, at the same time, feel valued.
The Social Inclusion Workgroup meets monthly. See the meeting time and location below.
Social Inclusion Workgroup Meetings
2nd Tuesday of Every Month
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
First Meeting 2024 : Tuesday, February 13th, 2024
The Edison Center
Louisville Metro Resilience and Community Services
1st Floor Conference Room
701 W Ormsby Ave, Louisville, KY 40203
Vision: Louisville will have accessible, affordable and fun social activities that emphasize intergenerational participation.
The action plan is currently in progress and will be fine-tuned through collaborative efforts within our workgroups in the Spring of 2024. See the draft below:
The new action plan is being drafted within the coming months.
View the new Action Plan 2024 - 2027 here soon.
Meet Our Team of Co-Facilitators
Diane, currently the Executive Director of First Hour Grief Response, brings a wealth of experience in caregiving and nonprofit leadership. Having faced personal traumatic losses, she served as Grants & Community Engagement Director at Harbor House of Louisville, contributing to the Intergenerational Life Center. With a background in securing grants and government funding, media relations, and public advocacy, Diane is dedicated to supporting caregivers and fostering robust community support systems.
Diane is also a guest lecturer and a communications and crisis management consultant. Among her roles as a leader in the nonprofit sector, she worked as a Director for over 17 years with the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, an international nonprofit that established schools, universities, hospitals, health clinics, and ministries of social work across the United States and in India, Nepal, Belize, and Africa. Diane enjoys outreach and volunteering, and has chaired various committees, coordinated volunteers and events, and contributed to boards within diverse organizations in Kentucky and Virginia, including Virginia Military Institute, House of Ruth, Actors Theater, Junior League, and Oxmoor Steeplechase.
Diane is also a writer and journalist, having worked at many TV stations and newspapers in the area.
Dr. Julie Hartmann
Julie is a faculty member in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Bellarmine University. She is the Director of the Bellarmine University Physical Therapy Geriatric Residency.
Julie moved to Louisville in December 2019. She has been interested in the Age Friendly concept for some time and was excited to see that Louisville was a part of this! As a physical therapist, she believes in the importance of mobility from all viewpoints.
Julie loves to run and is an avid reader.
Stephanie is the Director of Health Services at Harbor House of Louisville’s new intergenerational campus for children, adults with developmental and intellectual disabilites, and seniors. Prior to going to Harbor House, she was the Director of Nursing in several short term rehab and long term care facilities in Louisville.
Stephanie joined Age-Friendly Louisville because she has seen first hand how bringing different generations together can enhance the lives and wellbeing of all parties involved.
Stephanie enjoys volunteering at social events for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.