Responding to COVID-19

Compassion in a Time of Isolation

MILC would like to highlight the work of Mon Ami, an organization that is responding to the isolation of our aging population as a result of Covid-19. They are providing a free service that connects aging adults with a companion, providing vital social connection over the phone. Visit their website to sign up and reach out. 


From the Mon Ami: "#CancelEverything except kindness: We set up a Volunteer Phone Bank. Do you know someone who has been isolated by the #Covid19 crisis? There are so many people, particularly seniors, restricted in their ability to connect with the outside world. But there are lots of big-hearted people who want to do more! If you have a loved one who would benefit from a new friend, we’ll set them up with calls by phone or video. They can be daily, weekly, or anything in between. And it won’t just be a random person each time - all our volunteers are here to make lasting connections."


Please support this great organization and sign-up to be a virtual companion for an aging adult. It costs you nothing but your time. Click here to sign up. 

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Gen2Gen Innovation Fellowship

In December 2020 MILC's founder Lisa Armao was named one of five Gen2Gen Innovation Fellows through Encore, receiving "$5,000; coaching and support designed to boost visibility, contacts and funding; plus the chance to win an additional $5,000 Judges’ Prize awarded by a panel of 27 experts." 


On March 5, 2020 Encore announced that Lisa had won the Judges Prize of an additional $5,000 awarded by a panel of 27 experts, calling MILC founder Lisa's goal of creating intergenerational Montessori communities "nothing short of revolutionary".


See Lisa's Gen2Gen Innovation Fellow page with her Q&A, profile, 3-minute pitch video to the panel, and beautiful photos of MILC's current project here.