Forum, Network and Resource to meet the challenges of an aging society

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

Really thought-provoking, going beyond safety to making your home an ally and making it beautiful too.

Aging 360 ® Participant

Saw my home differently and made some positive changes.

Aging 360 ® Participant

I work differently with clients as a result of things I have learned.

Forum Participant

The level of experience and commitment to aging issues and solutions is unmatched.

Glen Galaich, CEO Stupski Family Foundation, Forum Presenter

We all age. The information is relevant to everyone.

Forum Participant

The conversation with the panelists allowed for each of us to tell our unique story.

Sherri Hayes Sawyer, Forum Panelist

I wish it was not finished. I would come to the workshop every week.

Aging 360 ® Participant

The desire to live/stay in your own home is always a priority.

Aging 360 ® Participant

Our mission is to educate, inspire and connect people across
generations and disciplines to re‑envision and
improve the experiences of later life.

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

1

We thrive when we are connected.

A woman sitting on a bed and looking out the window.
20% (8.6 million) age 65+ are at risk of being an ‘elder orphan,’ someone without a spouse, partner or child to care for them.





Source: AARP

2

We need
age-supportive homes.

A lever door handle.
A lever handle instead of a door knob can determine if somebody with arthritis can get in and out of a home. 9 out of 10 homes in America are not age-ready.



Source: Harvard University, Joint Center for Housing Studies, 2014

3

We deserve
design excellence
no matter what age.

A woman in a beret walking across the street using an assistive device.

Products for older adults are typically poorly executed and have a delight factor of ‘zero’.

OUR NEXT 10 YEARS

A full program of tools and interventions to catalyze and facilitate change / adaptation / engagement for individuals and the society we live in. A learning model where participants have the opportunity to be both teachers and students.

A room full of people engaging in conversation at small tables while eating lunch.

Participants taking part in lunch-time discussion, agein June 2019.

OUR FIRST 10 YEARS

A grassroots movement of boldly interdisciplinary professionals and interested individuals to empower each other to shape the way we experience the later stages of life. Founded in 2009 by an architect and social worker, we are a largely volunteer-driven organization based in the San Francisco Bay Area. In our first 10 years we have produced more than 90 monthly learning forums and piloted an innovative, participatory workshop ‘Aging 360 ®’ that empowers people to live better in their homes as they age. In June 2019 we celebrated with a daylong forum, an agein, modeled after the teach-ins of the 60s.

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RIGHT NOW

A growing community of professionals and individuals building resources, making connections and reshaping our approach toward aging.

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