Waterfront Village is pleased to partner with Aging2.0 for an evening of networking and a discussion on livable communities, hosted in our own exciting and rapidly evolving Waterfront.
What makes a livable community? And how can we better tailor supports and services to older adults? The Washington area is a metropolis of livable communities and the District ranks in the top 10 livable large cities according to AARP’s Livability Index: Great Neighborhoods for All Ages.
The event will start with a walking tour showcasing the Southwest Waterfront as a model of a livable community leaving from the Waterfront Metro station at 5:15pm, followed by a discussion with a panel of experts from a variety of backgrounds at St. Augustine's Episcopal Church. Aging2.0 has identified 8 Grand Challenges upon which to focus and will be discussing two of them, Maintaining Brain Health and Caregiving within the context of livable communities. Light refreshments will be provided.
The session will also feature startups and entrepreneurs developing exciting new ideas, products, and/or services addressing the needs of livable communities. Don't miss out on the chance to hear their pitches and meet them in person.
Founded in 2012 by Stephen Johnston and Katy Fike, Aging2.0 supports innovators taking on the biggest challenges and opportunities in aging. Aging2.0 is international, interdisciplinary and intergenerational - focused on changing the conversation from 1.0 (focused on local, clinical, siloed approaches) to 2.0 (collaborative, lifestyle oriented, opportunity driven) - hence the name: Aging2.0.
Over the past 4 years, Aging2.0 has hosted more than 300 events around the world and relies on 50+ volunteer Chapters to build and connect our 15,000 person community in 20+ countries. Aging2.0 has 150+ corporate Alliance members and works with ‘CEOs’ - Chief Elder Officers, who help us design with, not for, older people.
Aging2.0 is run by a small, dedicated, mission-driven team out of San Francisco, California. For more information, please visit www.aging2.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.