Elva Roy made a few announcements before introducing the speakers.
Our first speaker was Vivian Miller, a PhD student at UTA who is working on her doctorate in Social Work with a specialization in Gerontology. She is President of UTA's "Gerontology Organization." Vivian shared why she is interested in a career helping older adults and some of the UTA curriculum for Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate in Social Work. She also shared the Ethics code that a licensed Social Workers must agree to before receiving a license to practice. In the photo below, Vivian is in the blue "supergirl" T-shirt.
Our second speaker was Mark Joeckel, Founder of Arlington Proud. A former Lutheran minister, Mark is a dynamic and enthusiastic supporter of Arlington, and he reminded us about all of the positive things we love about Arlington (which we sometimes forget to acknowledge since human brains are hardwired to go "negative" first...safety thing back when we were hunters/gatherers, and we needed to be alert to danger). He spoke about an initiative that he's involved with called "Little Free Libraries." Members can "Like" Mark's Facebook page here https://www.facebook.com/ArlingtonProud In the photo below, Mark is in the red shirt standing.
Elva Roy is the Lead Ambassador of the all-volunteer group "Ambassadors For Aging Well" which meets in Arlington, Texas.