Know of a venue that would make a perfect Best Day Storytelling Group program site? Shoot us a quick email to introduce us to the venue’s leadership, and we’d be happy to tell them more about next steps! Below are 18 pilot sites which we began launching in 2009 to hone our trademarked storytelling methods and prove our program’s ability to flourish anywhere in the country. In 2017, we took the next steps to expand our research-proven, nationally implemented program at a greater scale – we launched the Council of Intergenerational Leadership, a professional and volunteer training program, and a full toolbox of online materials, so that anyone can use our storytelling methods anywhere, in group settings or one-on-one conversations. Subscribe to our newsletter to see spotlights of great people running great sites in communities like yours!

Pennsylvania

 

Philadelphia Senior Center

Click to Read Stories

PSC Main Branch
509 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
www.philaseniorcenter.org
215.546.5879
Est. September 24, 2009
(The original Best Day group!)
Contact: Benita Cooper
benita@bestdayofmylifesofar.org

 

Center in the Park

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5818 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144
www.centerinthepark.org
215.848.7722
Est. June 6, 2014
Contact: Cleo Smalls
csmalls@centerinthepark.org

 

Journey’s Way Adult Day Services

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403 Rector St.
Philadelphia, PA 19128
www.journeys-way.org
215.487.1750
Est. March 12, 2015
Contact: Rebecca Kochman
rkochman@journeys-way.org

 

Free Library of Philadelphia

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Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
www.freelibrary.org
215.686.5322
Est. July 13, 2011
Through September 8, 2011

 

LIFE-Erie

2 groups
149 W 22nd St
Erie, PA 16502
1.814.456.5433
Est. June 2017
Contact: Jay Breneman
jbreneman@lifenwpa.org

 

LIFE-Mercer

80 E Silver St
Sharon, PA
1.814.456.5433
Est. June 2017
Contact: Jay Breneman
jbreneman@lifenwpa.org

 

LIFE-Crawford

2 groups
1034 Grove St
Meadville, PA 16335
1.814.456.5433
Est. June 2017
Contact: Jay Breneman
jbreneman@lifenwpa.org

Illinois

 

Services for Adults Staying in Their Homes at Levy Senior Center

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300 Dodge Ave
Evanston, IL 60202
www.sasiathome.org
847.864.7274
Est. July 13, 2016
Contact: Nancy Nicholson
nnicholson@sasiathome.org

 

Services for Adults Staying in Their Homes at The Merion Retirement Community

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1611 Chicago Ave
Evanston, IL 60201
www.sasiathome.org
847.864.7274
Est. October 23, 2014
Start Date TBA
Contact: Deborah Jones-Miller
djones-miller@sasiathome.org

 

Services for Adults Staying in Their Homes at Chicago Hyde Park Village

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Augustana Lutheran Church
5500 S. Woodlawn Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637
www.sasiathome.org
847.864.7274
Est. August 24, 2016
Contact: Nancy Nicholson
nnicholson@sasiathome.org

 

Services for Adults Staying in Their Homes at Shore Line Place

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324 Linden Ave
Wilmette IL 60091
www.sasiathome.org
847.864.7274
Est. August 24, 2016
Contact: Nancy Nicholson
nnicholson@sasiathome.org

 

Mather’s–More Than A Cafe On 83rd St

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33 E. 83rd Street
Chicago, IL 60619
www.matherlifewaysinyourneighborhood.com
773.488.2801
Est. September 30, 2014
Through December 31, 2015

 

The Renaissance Collaborative Senior Village

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3757 S. Wabash Ave.
Chicago, IL 60653
www.trcwabash.org
773.924.9270
Est. October 7, 2014
Contact: Priscilla Foster
pfoster@trcwabash.org

 

New Jersey

 

United Methodist Communities at Pitman

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535 North Oak Ave.
Pitman, NJ 08071
www.pitman.umcommunities.org
856.589.7800
Est. February 13, 2014
Contact: Sharon Yesner
syesner@umcommunities.org

 

Oregon

 

Sherwood Park Nursing and Rehab Center

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4062 Arleta Ave NE
Salem, OR 97303
www.sherwoodparknursing.com
503.390.2271
Est. July 7, 2014
Contact: Donna McCario
donna@sherwoodparknursing.com

 

Washington

 

Senior Housing Assistance Group

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Columbia Gardens at Rainier Court
3605 34th Ave. S
Seattle, WA 98144
www.shagcolumbiagardens.com
www.housing4seniors.com
206.855.6113
Est. July 9, 2014
Through December 31, 2014