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Aging Your Way

PROGRAM OVERVIEW:

Aging Your Way is an innovation of the Senior Services of King Country, Seattle. What did baby boomers want, what d they need, how did they imagine the city fit for their aging status? 12 gatherings in 12 different districts of the county attracted 700 boomers over 18 months. Common principles emerged: intergenerational, multicultural, sustainable, and supported by technology, focused on local economy. Dozens of projects emerged; dozens of teams are inspired and are meeting regularly to implement their ideas and are steadily transforming their city. The process is available for duplicating.

DEVELOPED BY:  Senior Services, an organization in Seattle.

WEBSITE: http://seniorservices.org

STARTED: 2011

OBJECTIVES:

To find out what baby boomers needed and wanted as they moved into retirement.
To get them to imagine the city they wanted.
To inspire them to take the steps to make it all happen.

TARGET POPULATION:  55+ Community

BENEFITS/OUTCOMES:  Having a stake in shaping one’s environment; building community

VOLUNTEERS:  15

PAID WORKERS:  0

PROGRAM GUIDE:

The “Aging Your Way” Tool Kit is freely available on the site.

OTHER SUPPORT MATERIAL:

Photos and videos on the site

COSTS/FUNDING:

Sponsored by local companies and organizations.

TRAINING:  N/A

PROMOTION:  Through Senior Services and Media

POLICIES FOR REPLICATING:  Open

Please complete our online Program User Form if you are interested in trying out this program and need more information. You will be contacted shortly by a member of the Pass It On Network team after you submit the completed form.