December 18, 6 pm to 8 pm
Pier 28 Annex, Embarcadero
San Francisco has unique characteristics that have to be addressed to allow people of all ages and abilities to live here. Cathy Spensley will give an overview of the work of the Age- and Disability Friendly Work Group. This is not only a report but also an invitation to brainstorm for a universal future of our City.
Cathy Spensley, MSW, LCSW, is senior division director of the Family Service Agency of San Francisco, overseeing programs that serve over 2000 seniors a year. Her work promotes partnerships among service providers, researchers and policy makers. She is passionate about bringing youth into the discussion on aging. Cathy also serves on AHWGO’s advisory committee.
November 20, 2014, 6pm to 8pm
Ed Roberts Campus, (Koret Conference Room)
3075 Adeline Street, Berkeley CA
(across from the Ashby Bart Station)
Both aging baby boomers and families who want their children to grow up in age-diverse environments are increasingly interested in forming intergenerational communities, yet housing design and development are lacking.
Professor Siepl-Coates will talk about what architecture can do to provide such opportunities, and present international case studies and student projects. She has taught at Kansas State University since 1984. Students in her graduate level design studios study and develop ideas for intergenerational living. Most recently her research has focused on environments for palliative care architecture. Download Intergenerational Communities – Siepl-Coates