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 group of multi-disciplinary 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.

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Dementia-Enabling Spaces

Dementia-Enabling Spaces

September 24, 2015 6 pm to 8pm
Ed Roberts Campus (Koret Conference Room)
3075 Adeline Street, Berkeley
(Across from the Ashby Bart Station)

With increased longevity comes a higher risk of dementia. In the United States alone, roughly five million people suffer from Alzheimer’s, a figure that is expected to more than double by 2050. Of the seventy-nine million boomers, fourteen million are expected to develop Alzheimer’s or some other form of dementia.

In this forum we will look at if and how we and the world we live in can creatively accommodate and adapt to this way of being. We will base our exploration on a framework developed by the Institute of the Future, the “Ecosystem of Wellbeing” that recognizes that we have to synthesize the scales of bodies, networks and environments in responding to health challenges.

Presenters form medicine, social services and environmental design will talk about their work, concrete solutions and imaginative scenarios.

Of Interest

A Home For All Ages

A Home For All Ages

A Home For All Ages gives us the option to live longterm in our home if we choose to do so.  In her recent keynote speech at the Avenidas Housing Conference Susanne Stadler emphasized that it is time for personal activism in our own homes. Setting the right priorities is key in making one’s home safe and delightful. We can build on the hard won baseline of accessibility, think of our homes as adaptable ‘beings’ (this should be a balanced relationship – not just us adapting to a home that has smaller and bigger inconveniences!) and make them livable for all ages. See more:  A Home For All Ages

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