is currently Chairman of the Board of Civic Ventures after serving almost 20 years as the founding President of Elderhostel, a non-profit organization providing educational and travel/learning experiences to older adult students.Mr. Berkeley
was previously President of A Better Chance (ABC) where he
developed a program to identify and help prepare and provide scholarships to academically challenged, disadvantaged minority students for enrollment in prestigious public and private secondary schools.He
is currently an active volunteer on a number of non-profit boards of directors.
We have been discussing older adult community from our end of the telescope - how we would like to focus the potential we have found for senior service, education, and intergenerational activity.Most of the opportunities we have identified are in the seminal stage, and first require a radical change in our cultural point of view.
What Bud has mapped for us though, is a stunning preview of that paradigm shift.The fact that this presentation comes at the end of our day's discussion allows us to evaluate whether our thinking and our individual organizations are on the right track.We need to test whether our combined information and resources are applicable in the New World order.