by Chris Kennedy
Executive Director, Institute for Age-Friendly Housing
"From a social enterprise perspective, we are exploring how the economic opportunities of the Aging-in-Place market can help us get people working," says Michael Fox, President and CEO of Goodwill of Silicon Valley. "The Positive Aging Forum has been a place to learn about the trends and the opportunities in this segment." (Read more ...)
Featured Speakers Include:
Michael Fox, President & CEO, Goodwill Industries of Silicon Valley
Annie Valdes, Senior Design Strategist, IDEO
Katy Fike, Co-Founder, Aging 2.0
Sheri Peifer, Senior VP, Chief Strategy Officer, Eskaton
James Ramoni, Director, Santa Clara County Department on Aging and Adult Services
With registration open for four days, the Forum is at 25% capacity -- and already welcoming multiple disciplines and perspectives. Participants registered represent:
Santa Clara County
Nonprofit organizations traditionally involved in aging
Nonprofit organizations not traditionally involved in aging
Small business and entrepreneurs
Older adults engaged in their encore careers
"In considering sponsorship, we look at what impact we will have on the community," says Fox. "With Design Challenge: Aging-in-Place, Silicon Valley at the 2014 Forum, we anticipate new and vibrant collaborations forming for Santa Clara County.
That's Why. . . Goodwill of Silicon Valley, IDEO, Quota, City of Cupertino, Age2Age, Stanford Center on Longevity, and the Santa Clara County Seniors' Agenda are among those supporting the 2014 Forum as partners and sponsors.
Forum Sponsors are forward-thinking businesses, nonprofits and community entities who realize that now is the time to partner for the imminent Baby Boomer tidal wave. They:
Demonstrate that innovation and collaboration are necessary ingredients to meet the challenges and
opportunities of our aging demography.
Champion older adults engaged in their encore careers to remain active, contributing members of their
Help ignite the beacon of inspiration and become known as insightful leaders creating an Age-Friendly
Silicon Valley.......and beyond!
"Silicon Valley's Positive Valley Positive Aging Forum has been the only venue I've known that cuts across professional silos," says Gretchen Addi, Associate Partner, IDEO. "Design Challenge: Aging-in-Place, Silicon Valley is a chance to build networks and community, and to take things that are incubating to the next level."
Design Challenge: Aging-in-Place, Silicon Valley
Complete Agenda & More Info: Institute for Age-Friendly Housing