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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.) 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