on the same pAGE with PBS12

a campaign to encourage intergenerational conversations on ageism around the state – and beyond


Our first On the Same pAGE conversations happened in person Fall 2019 around Colorado and the country – and even other countries. This time it’s a bit different. Now, Changing the Narrative has teamed up with PBS12 to record and broadcast a series of intergenerational conversations. For each episode, we brought together an intergenerational panel to discuss the current and future landscape on a different topic:

  • Social Connection
  • The Future of Work
  • Technology
  • Health Equity
  • Arts and Culture
  • Ageism

Why intergenerational conversations? When we share knowledge and perspectives across generations, we learn from each other and narrow the gaps between us. We find out that our stereotypes may be wrong and we stop making assumptions about people just based on age. We can go further together than we can apart.

The episodes air on PBS12 starting on Friday, June 5, 2020, 7:00pm-8:00pm MountainTime, and continue weekly through six episodes. You can also find links to the shows below. Join us for On the Same pAGE, a PBS12 intergenerational conversation series and let us know what you think.

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Social Connection

How do we connect socially while physically distancing? Why is it important, and what are some strategies we have used? Hear from our intergenerational panel in this first episode of on the Same pAge with PBS12:

Erin Berge, Regional Marketing Director CO/AZ/NV, Volunteers of America
Kristine Burrows, Director of Older Adult Services at Easter Seals of Colorado
Aliyah Cook, a sophomore at Emory University
Perla Gheiler, Director of the Denver Office on Aging
Stephanie Knight, Executive Director for The Senior Hub
Bob Murphy, Colorado State Director of AARP
Phil Nash, Executive Director of Boomers Leading Change
James Roy II, Executive Director of Park Hill Collective Impact
Silvia Solis, Evaluator and Focus Group Facilitator, Joining Vision and Action


The Future of Work

On the Same Page presents an intergenerational panel of ten Colorado leaders and recent college graduates to discuss what the future of work will look like in a post-COVID-19 economy. Panelists share details about Colorado’s employment before, during and after COVID-19, describe the impacts on the workplace structure, and share their thoughts on how we will rebuild Colorado’s workforce post-COVID.

Joe Barela, Executive Director – CO Dept. of Labor and Employment
Karen Brown, Director – Age-Friendly Workplace Initiative
Missy Darnell, Doctor in Physical Therapy
Kris Geerken, Program Manager – On the Same pAGE Campaign
Andrew Hudson, Andrew Hudson’s Job List
Katherine Keegan, Director – Office of Future of Work
Trae Miller, Executive Director – Logan County Economic Development Corp.
Navneet Saini, Accounting Professional
Tony Tapia, Co-Chair- SAPGA Workforce Development Committee
Renise Walker, Senior Consultant, Colorado Workforce Development Council


Talking about Tech

In the last few months, “Zoom” has become a verb, with more and more people of all ages connecting through technology for education, health care, work, and with friends. Is this a permanent trend? What have we learned? What “digital divides” have been exposed? Where do we go from here?
Listen in to this intergenerational panel weigh in on all these questions and more.

Katrina Chaffin, Program Manager at Prime Health
John Emerson, Health Technology Leader and Founder and CEO of Flying Cloud Health
Amanda Gonzalez, Executive Director, Colorado Common Cause
Janet Lopez, Director of Policy and Advocacy, Rose Community Foundation
Ben Moultrie, Board Chair, NextFifty Initiative
Stella Nash, Professional Advisory Council, Senior Planet Colorado
James Roy II, Executive Director, Park Hill Collective Impact
Shreyas Sriram, Vice President, Generation Tech
Amy Zavala, Lifestyle Coordinator, Vita Littleton


Health Equity

The pandemic has exposed systemic inequities and fault lines in our society, especially in health. Hear from a group of experts from across Colorado discussing what health equity means, why inequities exist, how they play out in access to health care, nutritious food and housing, and what kinds of programs and policies we need to ensure that everyone regardless of who they are or where they come from has an opportunity to thrive.

Toni Baruti, Board Member, The Center for African American Health
Web Brown, Director, Colorado Office of Health Equity
Kristine Burrows, Director of Older Adult Services, Easter Seals of Colorado
JoAnna Cintron, Executive Director, Re:Vision
Adela Flores-Brennan, Executive Director, Colorado Consumer Health Initiative
Rudy Gonzales, Executive Director, Servicios de la Raza
Gosia Kung, Architect and Board Member, Denver Planning Board
Natalie Vogan, Associate Director of Programs, Colorado Rural Health Center


Talking about Arts, Ageism, COVID & Justice

Has the pandemic caused an increased interest in arts and culture? What is the role of the arts in elevating social justice issues? Do we lose our creativity as we get older? Listen in to a group of Colorado artists discuss these questions and others as part of Changing the Narrative’s on the same pAGE intergenerational conversations.

Stacey D’Angelo, Director of Theatre, Community College of Aurora
Gregg Deal, Artist and Activist
Michael Gadlin, Visual Artist
Helen Littlejohn, Artist and Retired Educator
Roddy MacInnes, Associate Professor of Photography, University of Denver
Damon McLeese, Executive Director, Access Gallery
Adri Norris, Visual Artist
Tony Ortega, Visual Artist
Maya Osterman Van Grack, Program & Partnerships Director, Mirror Image Arts
Lu Anne Tyrrell, Artist/Photographer


Talking About Ageism

What is ageism, and why should we care about it? How has the pandemic exposed ageism? What can we do about it? Listen to a group of Colorado community leaders discuss these questions and others, as part of Changing the Narrative’s On the same pAGE with PBS12.

Marge Fajardo, President, Key Results, and Board Member, SRB
Andrew Hudson, Founder, Andrew Hudson’s Job List
Christian Itin, Chair, Strategic Action Planning Group on Aging; Professor, Department of Social Work, MSU Denver
Andrea Kuwik, Policy Analyst, Bell Policy Center
Gilliane Lee, Occupational Therapist
Cec Ortiz, Community Activist
Morris Price, Jr., Vice-President and Executive Director, City Year Denver
Janine Vanderburg, Director, Changing the Narrative in Colorado

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