Bay Area, Cal. – At Home With Growing Older (AHWGO) is pleased to announce that the Henry Mayo Newhall Foundation, a San Francisco based Family Foundation, awarded At Home With Growing Older with a first-time grant in the amount of $15,000. The grant was awarded in support of the Aging 360 workshop that teaches older adults about simple adaptations to their homes that allow them to live longer independently.
Aging 360 was developed by age-inclusive architect, Susi Stadler, and members of At Home With Growing Older’s interdisciplinary team and has been facilitated successfully both in-person and online. The grant will support collaborations with community organizations to make the workshop more culturally specific and to develop a plan to integrate it permanently into their programming.
Susi Stadler recently contributed her expertise to the design of the innovative Wallis Annenberg GenSpace, a new LA based senior community center that is all about connecting visitors through its spatial design and programs. Read more in these articles by the NYTimes and Inside Philanthropy.
The age-friendly design practices, connection, safety, comfort and delight that participants work with in the Aging 360 workshops were also the core-principles in the design of the Wallis Annenberg GenSpace.
“…to me, the current success of GenSpace is partly a testament to the power of good design.” – Excerpt of article by Wendy Paris, Inside Philanthropy
With the help of impassioned and visionary grant makers, AHWGO is looking to a future where everyone can be ‘at home with growing older’ in a home and community of their choice.
For more information or questions regarding AHWGO’s Aging 360 workshop, please contact Susi Stadler.
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