Cathy Bollinger

York County Community Foundation

With 35 years’ experience as a strategic thinker and innovative problem-solver in both for profit and non-profit settings, Cathy works with community stakeholders to improve how people perceive and experience aging in York county.

Driven by her desire to eliminate ageism and provide everyone with the resources they need to have the best life possible as they grow older, she develops strategies to help older adults live more easily in their homes and communities. Cathy also leads grantmaking from  CCF’s Hahn Home Fund for programs that serve people age 50 and older and oversees York County’s AgeFriendly Action and Evaluation Plan within AARP’s Network of Age-Friendly States and

Cathy has presented at national aging conferences and webinars, appeared on regional radio and television shows, and contributed articles to regional  publications. At the invitation of Chairman Susan Collins and Ranking Member Robert Casey, she was one of four witnesses selected to present testimony at the United States Senate Special Committee on Aging in May 2017.

Cathy serves on the Pennsylvania AARP Executive Council and is a member of Grantmakers in Aging and the American Society on Aging.

2.30 - 4.00 PM Afternoon Break-Out 3

Wednesday Afternoon 2022

Dismantling Ageism

Choose 1 of 3 afternoon break-outs.

10.00 - 11.30 AM Morning Break-Out 2

Wednesday Morning 2023

Dismantling Ageism

Ageism is still a tolerated form of social prejudice that affects everyone and impacts everything, yet it largely goes unrecognized and unchallenged. This interactive session explores ageism and its impact on individuals, organizations, and communities. It includes activities for individuals to reflect on their own views about aging/older people and strategies to help organizations role-model a welcoming, safe, and respectful environment for all ages.

This sessions is eligible for 1.5 CEs.
Choose 1 of 3 morning break-outs.