About Us

Collective Commitments became a 501(c)(3) in 2016. We are a social enterprise club intent on finding public service projects that benefit Mainers and are ones where our talents can make a difference. Over the past 3 years we chose a different project each year where we thought we could add value.

We became a local chapter for Aging 2.0 in 2018. Our goal with our Aging2.0 work is to bring leading edge technology, innovations and knowledge to support a variety of Maine based Aging organizations. As a Local Chapter, we function as an extension of the Aging2.0 HQ Global team.

We view Aging as an opportunity to change the world.

Our 2019 Program Goals

1. Combat Ageism and Promote Inspiring Engagement.

We will build an event and produce a video modeled after a program delivered in the KC area in 2018 titled 70 over 70. This initiative raised vital awareness around the fact that our perceptions of age all too often do not align with reality. And, most importantly, it celebrated and honored the past, present and future contributions of some pretty amazing people. STAY TUNED as we figure out how to model a similar effort here to honor Mainers. We hope to hold the event in late 2019.

2. Advisors that are part of Elder Circle Inc. will advise individuals and their families on aging issues and resources in our communities.

As we age sometimes issues arise that may cause an elder or their family members to need some assistance. Where do they turn? Elder Circle Inc. has been active in the elder community of Maine for 38 years.

Elder Circlehas been on the cutting edge of Aging, Aging Dynamics and partnering with various types of elder communities. Elder Circle Advisors will work with elders who desire to age in place or within Age Friendly communities or others that may need to consider a facility that offers care support.

We offer families a unique caring perspective and we know how to navigate related systems.  We are not financial advisors nor health advisors. We are however an Aging resource that knows first hand what Aging is.

3. Share innovation best practices and insights with other Maine organizations that operate in the Aging space.

We will collect data and insights from other Aging2.0 Chapter members and Aging 2.0 global events and Alliance members. This information will be shared through our newsletter and at our own local events

4.Create programs to address isolation and loneliness.

In the first half of 2019, we will educate ourselves on research that will inform us of actions we can take to address isolation and/or loneliness with specific populations. We will then pilot test action programs geared towards reducing these two aging issues in the 2nd half of 2019.

 

Patricia M. Pinto

Founder of Collective Commitments

Pat's 40+ years of business experience includes operating as a corporate business planning and marketing executive, an entrepreneur, a non-profit executive and an educator. She always strives to have fun in both her professional and personal life and is always diving into some new business venture.

Pat is now in the Public Service phase of her career. She vehemently claims that she will never retire.

Joseph Wolfberg

Founder Elder Circle Inc

Joe created Elder Circle Inc. in the early 1980's when he himself was only in his forties. In 2019, he is relaunching this great concept and will work with Pat to build an incredible team to support a today vision of this concept. Joe will chair this team which we are calling our Council of Wisdom.

Joe is also serving as an Adjunct Professor at UNE - teaching PA graduate students how to use art as a healing therapy for people with dementia.