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Elevate Eldercare

Mar 8, 2023

Barry Barkan played a crucial role in the formation of Pioneer Network in 1997, but his experience in eldercare goes back 20 years before that, to a fateful morning of reflection in Live Oak Park in Berkeley, Calif. 

Barry joins “Elevate Eldercare” and longtime colleague Penny Cook to discuss his five decades of advocacy for elders, starting with the then-radical – and far too often, still radical – idea that elders are people who are entitled to continued growth, fulfillment, engagement, and dignity.

It’s impossible to hear Barry speak and not come away inspired, so tune in for a fascinating journey through the history of eldercare reform with one of its most passionate and influential voices.

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