Forum, Network and Resource for the Challenges of an Aging Society

Forum, Network and Resource for the Challenges of an Aging Society

What does it take to be 'at home with growing older'?

The challenges of growing older require active inquiry. AHWGO is a multi-disciplinary group of professionals who have come together to re-envision the aging experience. We present monthly events with top-notch speakers on a wide variety of topics. Use our resources to look beyond your own discipline, both for your professional work and your personal aging decisions. Take advantage of our collective experience as you create environments that support people as they age.

Next Events

Embracing the Small to Enlarge Our World

Embracing the Small to Enlarge Our World

Thursday March 7, 2019
6:00pm-8:00pm
Ed Roberts Campus

As we grow older, our world may shrink. We may not be as active as we once were, travel as widely, socialize as frequently, or remain as busy as we used to be. This does not mean that this smaller world cannot be as rich of an experience. By learning to see what is right in front of us, we can discover exquisite beauty, experience intense joy, and feel connected throughout life’s transitions.

In this forum, Jane Anne Staw, a Bay Area writer and writing coach will teach ways to keep our world as large as possible.

About the speaker:
Jane Anne Staw has taught at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop; Stanford University; at UC Berkeley Extension, and most recently, in the MFA Program in Writing at the University of San Francisco. She has been a Bay Area Writing Coach for the past 15 years, working with writers on projects ranging from memoirs and historical fiction to novels, short stories, and essays. Her books include: Small: The Little We Need for Happiness, Shanti Arts Publishing, 2017; Unstuck: A Supportive and Practical Guide to Working Through Writer’s Block, St. Martin’s, 2003, Parsnips in the Snow: Talks with Midwestern Gardeners (with Mary Swander), University of Iowa Press, 1990.
RSVP by phone 510-771-0116

Of Interest

Considerations for TNC Partnerships: Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities

Considerations for TNC Partnerships: Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities

“With rise of mobility options in the private sector, the promise of public-private partnerships is great. From first/last mile coverage to paratransit services, agreements with Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) such as Uber and Lyft can extend access to mobility to everyone in a community. Ridesourcing operations offer an exciting opportunity to provide on-demand service for individuals with disabilities and potentially delivering operational and management cost savings for agencies. With this innovation, agencies must consider the needs of individuals with disabilities and older adults as agreements are launched.

This informational brief, Considerations for TNC Partnerships: Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities, includes a checklist-type format to facilitate its use as agencies and others enter into agreements with non-traditional types of organizations to support mobility innovation.”

Judy Shanley, Ph.D.
Assistant Vice President, Education & Youth Transition Co-Director, FTA, NCMM

Click here to read the full report

Susanne Stadler: Life at Home and Aging in Community

A home for growing old gives us the opportunity to stay engaged and useful, remain part of our community, and build confidence when our abilities and strengths decline.

Watch this video of AHWGO’s Executive Director, Susanne Stadler, present a preview of the OLLI Course she taught in the Fall of 2018. In this presentation, Susanne highlights the values of designing for all ages & abilities and making our environment adapt to our needs. With her superb skill set and exemplary team of co-presenters, Susanne Stadler tackles the tough issues of aging at home and in the community.

Thank you to the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UC Berkeley for hosting the event and the course.

If you are interested in having Susanne Stadler present or teach a course to your organization, please fill out the contact form and we can schedule a consultation.

FrameWorks Institute

FrameWorks Institute

“FrameWorks is the research partner for the Reframing Aging Project, an initiative of the Leaders of Aging Organizations (AARP, the American Federation for Aging Research, the American Geriatrics Society, the American Society on Aging, the Gerontological Society of America, Grantmakers in Aging, the National Council on Aging, and the National Hispanic Council on Aging.) Together they represent and have direct access to millions of older adults and thousands of individuals working in aging-related professions.”

You can read more on the great work Frameworks Institute is doing at https://www.frameworksinstitute.org/reframing-aging.h

Design x Technology + Medicine = Embolden Bodies

Design x Technology + Medicine = Embolden Bodies

Something we have been talking at AHWGO becomes more of a reality through 3D printing. The designers and architects Charles and Ray Eames brought design many years ago into medicine but somehow this marriage was suspended until just now.  Ted Talk illustrates possibilities.