Cathy Bollinger – http://yccf.org
Cathy Bollinger leads York County (PA) Community Foundation’s long-term initiative, Embracing Aging, that focuses on culture change and how people experience aging in York County. Embracing Aging’s goal is to create a community that is a safe, welcoming, appropriate, and adaptable place to age. In addition, Cathy develops and implements strategies to improve attitudes around aging so that we can understand and care about the needs and perspectives of all ages.
She also provides strategic leadership and advocacy to help older people age in their community. This includes leading Embracing Aging’s grant-making for enhancing and improving attitudes around aging, employment, volunteering, lifelong learning, arts and culture, isolation concerns, information and services, health and wellbeing, housing, transportation, and walkability.
As managing director of Embracing Aging, Cathy is a monthly columnist for the York Sunday News, has presented at national aging conferences and as part of national webinars focused on building age-friendly communities, and has been featured on local radio shows, including Smart-Talk with Scott LaMar on WITF Radio. At the invitation of Chairman Collins and Ranking Member Casey, Cathy was one of four witnesses selected to present testimony at the United States Senate Special Committee on Aging in May 2017.