This is one of the most promising "changing aging" developments I've ever seen — a year-long community engagement initiative sponsored by the city of Portland, Ore., called:
“What Are Old People For: Building a Community For All Ages (WAOPF).”
Portland is determined to capture the significant benefits that will result from building communities for all ages.
Please check out this amazing article written by Kavan Peterson, Editor, ChangingAging.org
Last year the city adopted the Action Plan for an Age-Friendly Portland and WAOPF is one of the first concrete initiatives called for in the plan.
Inspired by Dr. Bill Thomas’s book of the same name, WAOPF is designed to stimulate an inter-generational dialogue and raise public awareness of the interconnectedness of the generations and the social and economic value of older adults as catalysts for transforming Portland into a community for all ages, said Jay Bloom, CEO of Bloom Anew and one of the architects of the initiative.
Read More at: http://changingaging.org/blog/building-a-community-for-all-ages/
Please spend a couple of minutes (Just over 2 minutes long) watching this video.
It is simple, creative and really supports Dr. Bill Thomas in making his point with the audience.
It's easy to tell them about it.
Forward it on to them or just email them my blog link at www.survive55.com.
The more Baby Boomers we can help, the better place we make this world !!!
Thanks for joining me..........................................................