LinkAGES Connects, established 2018, designs, facilitates, and sustains high-quality intergenerational programs and capacity-building resources to strengthen our field. We provide tools, educational resources, coaching, evaluation, networking, and more to entities and people seeking to facilitate intergenerational programs in a variety of formats.
LinkAGES is an award-winning program, having received the Program of Distinction award in perpetuity from Generations United.
Mission & Vision
LinkAGES Connects believes that healthy, resilient, and vibrant communities are only possible when all ages are thriving and meaningfully engaged with one another. By making intergenerational programs easier to facilitate and sustain, we help prevent and reduce loneliness and social isolation for youth and older adults while decreasing ageism.
LinkAGES helps design best-in-class intergenerational programs for diverse needs. Easily adapt a program to fit your community with our toolkits and educational resources. Receive coaching for any further questions.
We help entities and facilitators identify aligned partners to collaborate on programs, outreach, facilitation, and evaluation. We then give you the tools to strengthen these relationships.
We help you build your capacity and create sustained change. Receive technical assistance, increase your skills, and connect with our collaborative network of change-makers.
Rachel B. Cohen, MSW, MUP (she/her)
Executive Director, Facilitator, Connector, Fundraiser, Capacity Builder
Rachel has a diverse background in community planning and social work, focusing on gerontology and nonprofit management. For more than 25 years, she has consulted with organizations of all sizes and sectors. She believes connecting generations is key to solving the world's problems. Rachel creates an inclusive environment in which diverses participants can contribute fully. She draws on best practices from organizations and pulls from leading content experts.
Alexa Ambrose (she/her)
Executive Assistant, Content Creator
Alexa has worked in the administrative/social media consulting space for about 10 years. Over the years she has supported numerous teams in building their social media and brand visibility, while also managing various business functions behind the scenes. Alexa has a keen interest in mental health as she has obtained her B.S. in Psychology, and is currently completing her Masters in Social Work.
Confidence Omenai (she/her)
Artist, Healer, Facilitator, Program Designer
Collective Healing through Art
Confidence Omenai, is a queer Nigerian-American poet, playwright, voice actor, mother of five, and breaker of chains. Her work explores death, rebirth, racism. fracturing the queen/whore dichotomy, martyrdom on the altar of motherhood and marriage. She is a healing arts coordinator and activist facilitating writing workshops, performing, and encouraging radical self-interrogation.
Haley Sanner (she/her)
Facilitator, Researcher, Program Designer
Collective Healing through Art
Haley is an innovative community-driven program leader, trauma-informed facilitator, and mixed-methods researcher. Haley serves on the Healthy Aging team at Colorado Health Network. She has worked in the aging field for more than ten years, including with the AARP Foundation, LeadingAge Virginia, Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountain, and in Nepal. She is passionate about cultural alternatives to aging and multigenerational connections.
Kimberly is a New York-based consultant with deep expertise in program design, fundraising, strategic planning and organizational leadership. She has spent her career working in innovative and entrepreneurial settings, primarily at the intersection of aging and technology. She has a proven track record of successful program design for social change and the ability to bring innovative ideas to scale. She is a creative problem-solver, analytical thinker, and relentless optimist.
Colorado Collaborative Members
Denver Art Museum
Denver Public Library
Jewish Family Service of Colorado
Kavod Senior Life
Wish of a Lifetime from AARP
University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work
Knoebel Institute for Healthy Aging
SilverKite Community Arts
Colorado Health Foundation
Centura Health Equity and Advancement Fund