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May 14th, 2010

Junto: Creating an Age-friendly Environment

Geoff DiMasi
Founder


Junto: Creating an Age-friendly Environment

Please join us Thursday, June 10th at 6:00 P.M. for The Aging Junto.

This month we will be discussing issues we face as a society as a significant portion of our population enters their golden years. As a community, the better and more accessible we can make our environment for seniors, the better it will be for people of all ages. Out of the 10 largest cities in the USA, Philadelphia has the largest proportion of people age 60+, most of whom want to remain in their homes and communities for as long as possible. In order for this to happen, the physical and social environment must support seniors who want to live independently and it must complement the existing programs and services offered by the agencies that serve them.

Background on GENPHILLY This Junto is being curated by Generation Appreciation Philadelphia (GenPhilly). GenPhilly is committed to promoting an age-friendly city by inspiring emerging leaders to make connections with older adults in their professional and personal lives. Its members come from a variety of backgrounds such as the arts, social work, technology, public policy, law, community development and more. The group has regular events aimed to encourage collaboration between different disciplines around aging issues, and has bi-monthly meetings to provide a support network for emerging leaders who jobs touch on aging.

We have an excellent panel lined up to lead this discussion.

Katherine Gajewski, Director of Sustainability for the City of Philadelphia

Allen Glicksman, PhD, Philadelphia Corporation for Aging

Christine Knapp, Coordinator, Next Great City & Director of Outreach, Citizens for Pennsylvania’s Future (PennFuture).

Our panel discussion will be moderated by Kate Clark, MPA, Generation Appreciation Philadelphia (GenPhilly).

Refreshments will be served at 6:00 P.M. and the panel discussion will begin at 7:00 P.M. As always, we provide the cold Newcastle Brown and Philadelphia’s best tomato pie. You bring something to share, if it is not too much trouble.

When:

Thursday, June 10, 2010

The discussion which will begin at 7pm. Food and drink at 6pm

Where:

P’unk Avenue 1168 E. Passyunk Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19147

Geoff DiMasi
Founder

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