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Age In Poster Competition

Age In Poster Competition

At Home With Growing Older (AHWGO) a nonprofit Bay Area learning initiative on aging, run by a group of boldly interdisciplinary professionals, from designers to social service professionals. We are pleased to invite submissions for a commemorative Poster Design Competition for our 10-year anniversary of radical thinking about aging.

About the Competition

Topic: Don’t Trust Anyone Over 60!

The competition is open to students in Graphic Arts, Arts, or Architecture over the age of 18. The topic is a riff on a slogan popular in the 1960s “Don’t Trust Anyone Over 30” became synonymous for the distrust between students and the establishment. Those students are now seniors and find themselves on “the other side.” Even though life transitions have become more fluid, older age is still an “outlier” and something we rather not talk or think about. Participants are invited to fast forward to their own older age and reflect upon their self-image at this point in life.

You can read more about the competition here

Online Registration Form

Seattle Department of Transportation: New Mobility Playbook

Seattle Department of Transportation: New Mobility Playbook

Seattle is setting a new standard for reforming transit. This Playbook is as flexible as it is groundbreaking, with an extensive scope that addresses everything from shared transportation to data management to impacts on the local labor market. Read the full Mobility Playbook by clicking the link below: http://athomewithgrowingold.com/wp-content/uploads/NewMobility_Playbook_9.2017.pdf

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 forContinue Reading

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, SusanneContinue Reading

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.) TogetherContinue Reading

A Home For All Ages In Memphis

A Home For All Ages In Memphis

A first-of-its-kind home adhering to the standard of “ageless design” was unveiled today in Memphis. The home is part of a groundbreaking effort by AARP, AARP Foundation, Home Matters, the Wells Fargo Housing Foundation, and The Home Depot Foundation, which challenged architects and designers through a nationwide competition to create new standards in home design thatContinue Reading

Healthy Aging Begins At Home

Healthy Aging Begins At Home

Right up our alley: The private home is one of the choices people need and want as they age. 2016_Federal Report_BPC-Healthy-Aging

Aging In America: 5 Key Issues

Aging In America: 5 Key Issues

Listen to the great press briefing by Ken Dychtwald, CEO of Age Wave about the 5 critical issues concerning growing old in America. These issues need to be addressed now but are missing from the presidential debate. www.agewave.com/candidates .

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.

People at the Center of Design

People at the Center of Design

Read this wonderful piece by Valerie Fletcher, ED of the Institute of Human Centered Design. It is a clear explanation why Inclusive Design, design for all ages and abilities, is not only common sense but necessary if we want to respond to the needs of people who live on this planet. Inclusive-Universal Design, People at theContinue Reading