Ibasho & Elder-Led Design
In today’s episode, Susan Ryan engages her good friend, Dr. Emi Kiyota, an internationally recognized thought leader on issues relating to healthy aging, in a conversation about the importance of multi-generational design, the value of reciprocity, and creating opportunities for elders to give back to their communities.
Emi is the founder of Ibasho, an approach that seeks to make communities more inclusive and resilient by empowering elders. Emi describes the Ibasho concept, how it came to be, the critical elements for success, both in design and philosophy, its global reach, and her work in bringing the concept to the United States.
Finally, Emi and Susan talk about COVID-19 and its profound global challenges, not the least of which is the tension that exists between mitigating the spread of the virus with good infection control measures, and the critical need for elders to be socially connected.
For more information on Ibasho: https://ibasho.org/
Connect with Emi here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/emi-kiyota-47a02410/