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'?

At Home With Growing Older (AHWGO) educates, connects and inspires people across disciplines and generations to re-imagine and improve the experiences of later life. Over the last 10 years more than  1600 people have participated in over  80 forums at different locations in the Bay Area.  Join our diverse learning community.

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Next Events

Tech Support for Growing Older: How to better understand the potential, hype and future of aging in a digital world

Tech Support for Growing Older: How to better understand the potential, hype and future of aging in a digital world

Rhoda Goldman Plaza
2180 Post Street, San Franciso, Fully Accessible

Thursday, February 6, 2020
6:00 – 8:00 PM
Doors open at 5:30pm
Dinner will be served
Increasingly more software products, apps, and technological devices are developed with older adults in mind. At the same time, more of our lives are digitally connected. Still, many products fail to meet the needs of older adults.

Join us for a discussion with Dan Gillette, educator, researcher and designer, to better understand the potential, hype and future of aging in a digital world. The evening will include a panel discussion of current themes and opportunities, followed by an open discussion with all participants.

Some topics that will be addressed:

  • What is on the horizon for digital technology in the home, including automation, communications, and surveillance
  • How assistive and consumer technology are merging, in everything from hearing aids to smart speakers
  • How digital commerce platforms, such as Uber, Amazon, and Instacart, are changing how and where people age in place
  • How the Internet has become a great benefit, but also a new tool for fraud, especially for older adults
  • How robots and artificial intelligence are changing work and leisure for older adults
  • How consumers can be more involved in the development of new digital technologies

We invite you to bring your own consumer experience to the table!

RSVP here or call (510) 771-0116.

Suggested Donation: $20.
Season subscribers use discount code. Scholarships available.

Of Interest

AHWGO’s Janice Schwartz Receives the PhRMA Foundation Award in Excellence

AHWGO’s Janice Schwartz Receives the PhRMA Foundation Award in Excellence

The Award in Excellence program, now in its 17th year, honors former Foundation grant recipients for outstanding career achievements. Every year, PhRMA Foundation grants Awards in Excellence to past awardees who are dramatic, living proof that the Foundation program works and makes a difference. These awards are given to scientists who received a Foundation grant at the outset of their careers in a discipline important to the research-based pharmaceutical industry when they were deciding on their area of specialization and went on to distinguish themselves through their scientific and/or academic achievements.

Congratulations to the 2019 Awards in Excellence recipients, Janice B. Schwarz, MD, and Jay I. Goodman, PhD.

Janice Schwartz is not only our valued Board member but also a Professor of Medicine in Geriatrics and Clinical Pharmacology at the University of California, San Francisco, is a board-certified internist and cardiologist with a distinguished record of leadership and research in clinical pharmacology and geriatric medicine. We are very proud of her and her accomplishments. Please join us in congratulating her.

Read the full article here

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.